It would be an understatement to say that these are uncertain and challenging times for businesses and employees alike. The pandemic and its economic effects have upended the way enterprises operate, rapidly advanced digital migration, and left entire industries stumbling in the dark. So, with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the challenges faced by the modern workplace.
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I previously wrote a blog about Adaptive Reuse, describing how the creative repurposing of unused buildings could help solve some of the housing issues in our cities. The impact of COVID-19 on urban properties and the economic downturn caused by the pandemic have exacerbated these problems, resulting in retail closings and hotel closings and redundant …
The 2020 urban exodus of businesses and workforce participants has left cities with a glut of empty commercial spaces, ranging from retail to offices, restaurants and hospitality. Landlords and municipalities are left with empty spaces, and the resultant loss of rental income and various streams of tax revenues. The problem is obvious. What is the solution? Adaptive Reuse.
As the vaccines have rolled out across multiple countries and health systems have started inoculating millions and a new administration begins their leadership in Washington after a free and fair election. What better time than now to look for reasons to be optimistic for 2021? READ this great blog!
1) A Step Towards Safe Travel
2) The Environment
3) A Return to Community
4) Time to Buy a Home
5) Better Long Term Health
Part 2 By Bill Barberg In Part 1 of this blog series, I made the case for a national housing strategy designed to create an economic engine for those excluded from the home ownership programs that enabled white households to build wealth in the last century. In Part 2, as follows, I share some of …
Levittown, an all-white community was guaranteed by a restrictive clause in the original Levitt lease that stated, “The tenant agrees not to permit the premises to be used or occupied by any person other than members of the Caucasian race.” This restriction was not unique to Levitt as it was based on a practice recommended by the Federal Housing Authority.
By Bill Barberg – Part 1. Following the intensely polarizing election, the United States needs healing and pathways forward to address the serious challenges faced by our neighborhoods, nation and world. Together we must improve the economy by addressing the financial struggles of individuals and small businesses. The Common Ground for a Strong Economic Future …
By Debbie Feinberg I recently heard a quote that really resonated with me: “No one likes to drink from stagnant waters.” The specific context is not as important as the universal message it delivers: lifelong learning is truly important. Here are three reminders of why this is so critical. No one has all the answers, …