2014-09 2015-02

MassDev Transformative Development Initiative

I worked with the leadership of MassDevelopment, Massachusetts's economic development agency, to develop a set of tools to publicize its Transformative Development Initiative (TDI). TDI unifies a number of investment tools and outreach strategies under a single umbrella, and aims to jumpstart economic revitalization in small-to-medium-sized post-industrial cities with well-coordinated, geographically targeted, and highly visible investments.

As part of the initiative, I also developed a digital product for mapping, tracking, and visualizing economic development activities across ten key “gateway” cities across the state.

scale
Geographically concentrate investment to maximize its impact and visibility

existing
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near-term strategies
Jumpstart development with placemaking projects

network
Embedded "local champions" are key to building a constituency for redevelopment.

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residential area