June 9, 2010 3:39 PM
It seems like you can't go anywhere these days without seeing bad development and cookie cutter sprawl. At the same time, far too few people talk about how to curb it, and those who do aren't usually the people who can do much about it. See a wooded plot of land today? Chances are that there is a For Sale sign on it somewhere. The next thing you know the trees are clear cut and a McMansion is going up.
Who's paying for the infrastructure for these developments? The taxpayer. How many more will be built, and what happens to the struggling communities in the city, the inner ring
June 7, 2010 9:07 AM
Sure, Buffalo Rising is city focused, but even the most die-hard city folk need to get out of town from time to time. I am sure even mega city booster Queenseyes enjoys a quick getaway (once he gets over the shakes as he passes the city line). If you live in Buffalo getting out of town can be wonderful experience. That is not a backhanded slam on the city. Quite the opposite actually. Buffalo sits at the center of one of America's most dynamic, diverse, and accessible geographic regions. A great and under appreciated asset of Buffalo is this setting packed full of places
May 23, 2010 12:02 AM
There are many different meanings and definitions of the word "brand". It is used by people in different contexts to mean very different things. Often it is about marketing or tag lines or logos. But ultimately a brand is much more than that and includes two basic components at its core:
A set of desired internal aspirations, goals, character, culture, competencies, etc. that describe what a product, organization or person is or would like to be.
A set of external thoughts, feelings, images, and associations that others have of that product,