On September 5, 2018, President and CEO Brent Forsberg joined Meridan Townships’s Environmental Commission & Work Session to present during their Green Theme segment. Naturally, Brent used this opportunity to speak on what he knows best: Green Placemaking
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A community can only thrive if it provides attainable opportunities for people at any stage in their lives. Building quality housing for those at all income levels is a foundation of the Smart Growth approach by Forsberg. Like our Tembo Homes and pocket neighborhoods, building the supply of affordable housing supply in existing urban areas can increase a community’s inclusiveness, economic opportunities and freedoms that come from more options for mobility. Visit the full article here.
There is room for peaceful beauty everywhere: Sometimes you just have to look hard enough at what could be. What may seem like cold and inhospitable infrastructure can appear to be yet another advantageous opportunity to a keen and creative eye. Forsberg believes in reinventing and repurposing spaces to best serve the residents in the surrounding community, which is why we are part of the collaborative development coalition Urban Systems with WestPac Communities and Dymaxion Development. At its heart, the aim of Urban Systems is to revitalize Lansing’s urban core through placemaking, community cohesion, quality of life and economic stability. Visit the full article here.
One of the Smart Growth tenets at Forsberg is creating and redefining transportation options to improve the lives and lifestyles of members of a community. The willingness and partnership of a community to defend and devote space for alternate modes of mobility is not only ecologically friendly, but it also promotes a healthier and more financially sound option. Reclaiming street space dedicated to motorized traffic can open and expand opportunities to alternative transportation methods while simultaneously improving safety and extending mobility without having significant negative ramifications on traffic flow. Everyone wins. Find the full article here.
A lower cost of living, an easier commute, more connectivity. There is a wealth of reasons why people are flocking back to mid-size cities across the country. As the area’s nightlife, dining and entertainment avenues continue to expand, Forsberg has made a commitment to breathe life and vibrancy to Greater Lansing by encouraging collaboration and developing partnerships in order to make the region more culturally diverse, attractive to a wider range of its residents and poised for long-term success. Lansing Cool isn’t an attitude. With each passing day, it is firmly cementing itself as a reality. Read the full article here.
T.A. Forsberg, Inc.’s President Brent Forsberg joins the cast of Fox 47’s Morning Blend to discuss their plans to reshape Lansing’s urban core. From the recently opening of Elevation in Okemos to plans for a historic property on Hazel St. and beyond, Forsberg is excited about what’s to come for the region.
Learn more about how we are working to revitalize the city and business with The Wing project in REO Town. The Wing looks to invigorate Greater Lansing artists and entrepreneurs and provide a space they can build from. Read the full story from the City Pulse here.
Roads aren’t just for cars – they’re for people too. When we think of roads, we commonly picture them as being lanes for motorized vehicles and their potential use by residents as an afterthought. Because of this oversight, lives are put in danger and deaths that could otherwise be prevented happen all too often. By rethinking the way we view transportation and infrastructure, we can create new and safer options for transportation. Read the full article here.
“Safety first” is a rule that holds true, even for developmental planners. Walkable spaces are an important feature that is emphasized in modern developmental practices because of the safety it can provide for residents. One important thing to consider is how walkable paths create safe and accessible travel options for children. Not only are these spaces providing safety, but they’re also promoting health and change the stigma that suggests transportation is only doable with the help of a car or other motorized vehicle. Read the full article here.
Many developers are under the notion that transit and public transportation infrastructure are top priorities when it comes to building successful destinations. However, what these developers fail to realize is that communal, walkable spaces are the lifeblood of successful urban communities, cities and places of cultural significance. At Forsberg, we challenge ourselves to think outside the box with developments by creating walkable spaces that bridge the gap between residential and commercial centers. Read the full article here.