A Letter from Joe Minicozzi

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

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

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

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 »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Kate Sales

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-Diaz

Maxine Eng-Diaz, 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 »

Urban3 Expands

Urban3’s staff is growing, along with its portfolio of clients across the country. Adam Carr Adam Carr, a native of Central North Florida, has joined the firm as an analyst. Adam received his undergraduate degree in environmental studies and geography from the University of North Carolina and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Josh McCarty

Josh McCarty, Chief Analytics Researcher Josh McCarty attributes his enthusiasm for urban design and development to this simple but powerful piece of wisdom — the indisputable fact that everyone does indeed dwell somewhere. Some of us are in dense, walkable, productive neighborhoods, some of us are in endless sprawl, and still, others are in rural… Continue Reading »