Tag Archives: Placemaking

Why is placemaking important?

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February 2, 2017

By Christopher T. Roeder, International Director, JLL

Placemaking is a multi-faceted approach – some would say, a people-based approach – to the planning, design and management of public spaces. Recently, this definition has expanded to include not just public spaces but neighborhoods, and sometimes, entire cities.

Though placemaking is today a hotly debated issue among stakeholders such as municipal and urban planners, architects and the real estate development industry, the ideas… Read More

Truth is Beauty: CRE Women Lead Dialogue on Empowerment

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October 6, 2016

By: Natalie Behmlander, Marketing Manager, JLL

This past week saw the long-awaited arrival of the iconic sculpture Truth is Beauty by Marco Cochrane in the San Leandro. The 55-foot sculpture, initially showcased at Burning Man in the Nevada desert, now stands as the centerpiece on Westlake Urban’s San Leandro Tech Campus, a groundbreaking 750,000 square foot, transit-oriented office development in the heart of San Leandro.

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