"A successful development results in improved Community Harmony for all."
— Tim Elliott
A BETTER WAY
Before food halls are filled with patrons…
Before expansive green spaces are designed…
Before tenants, residents and businesses move in…
…there normally stands neglected, abandoned blocks of an old economy surrounded by a struggling community.
The question is: what happens to that community when a new development takes shape?
Unfortunately, it usually hasn’t been good.
In the past, success of a development has come at the expense of the legacy community that surrounds it, making displacement the accepted norm for far too long.
We must do better.
And we are, with Sidewalk Equality.
WHAT IS SIDEWALK EQUALITY?
Sidewalk Equality is a movement to include socioeconomically marginalized populations (race/ethnicity, age, gender, at or below the poverty line, and disability) in every phase of the development and commercial real estate life cycle (designing, planning, construction, operations). It goes beyond the project footprint and into the context in which the project exists to ensure the maximum positive impact for every community member. Sidewalks are the means to connect us all.
HOW IS IT MEASURED?
We developed a first-of-its-kind system that objectively rates and implements plans for community-wide improvement by considering key socioeconomic factors including (but not limited to): the depth, frequency, inclusiveness, broadness, collaboration/partnership, and number of marginalized citizens positively impacted by the project.
WHO WILL BENEFIT?
Identifies government incentives based on positive impact made as determined by our objective measurement system.
Helps government entities ensure that taxpayer dollars are invested in projects that serve the interest of every member of its community.
Enriches the community by depositing much needed resources, programs, and initiatives throughout the project’s footprint and influence zone surrounding the project.