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The Sorenson Impact Center, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and Urban3 Announce 6 U.S. Local Governments Selected for the Inaugural Putting Assets to Work Incubator New initiative established under the leadership of former Mayor and Congressman Ben McAdams in partnership with the Sorenson Impact Center, GFOA, and Urban3 The Sorenson Impact Center, the Government… Continue Reading »

Ten Years in Review

We often say that our clients are people who work for cities: mayors, planning directors, downtown association directors, and developers. In truth, the people we work for are the countless families, business owners, taxpayers, senior citizens, children, and others whose destinies are linked to the long-term success — or failure — of the city where… Continue Reading »

A Letter from Joe Minicozzi

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Hi and Happy New Year! My firm, Urban3, turned ten years old last year. According to the Small Business Administration, more than 20% of new businesses fail in the first year and 50% will fail within five years.  By the tenth year, 70% will have failed. Beating these odds takes a cocktail of numerous variables… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Taylor Schenker

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Taylor Schenker, Analyst Taylor is one of Urban3’s newest analysts — a designer, an educator, a self-proclaimed data nerd, and a professional who is as passionate about creating the future of resilient cities in the face of climate change as she is cheering her beloved Clemson football (“FIGHT Tigers! FIGHT Tigers! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!”) What… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Ori Baber, PhD

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Ori Baber, PhD, Analyst Dr. Ori Baber is an analyst at Urban3, a modest job title that conceals his many contributions to the firm’s work. Dr. Baber works at the intersection of public health, the natural environment, and urban design, with a profound understanding of the ways that marginalized populations have been distinctly disadvantaged. He’s… Continue Reading »

Better Graphs = Better Governance

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At Urban3, two of the first things we always do with a new town, city, or county government client is: 1. Dive into their budget 2. Analyze the property value in the countyFirst, we take the budget apart and understand where the money comes from, where it goes, and how it compares to macroeconomic trends… Continue Reading »

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As Urban3 continues to grow its client portfolio around the country, the firm has continued to add to its roster of analysts to assist cities in better understand their finances and land-use decisions. The firm, which celebrates its tenth year of existence this fall, recently added Gennie Gonzalez and Leah Handwerger as analysts. Gennie Gonzalez Gennie… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Kate Sales

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Kate Sales, Geospatial Analyst (retired) Kate Sales worked for Urban3 for a little more than three years, but her interest in planning, development, design and human behavior is a lifelong pursuit. “I have always been interested in maps, and figuring out why things are the way they are, and where things are, and why they’re… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Maxine Eng

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Maxine Eng, Marketing and Communications Assistant “It’s like a big bucket of yarn, and we get to untangle it.” Even in a firm known for its love of metaphors and colorful turns of phrase, Maxine Eng-Diaz has a way with words. Her description of what Urban3 does for its clients is certainly accurate — the… Continue Reading »

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