Lessons from Covington

At Urban3 we seek to uncover the power of good urbanism. You might think our insights are relevant only to large cities. But even in places like Covington, GA–a city of 14,000 people at the edge of the Atlanta metro–the power of good urbanism is clear. Here are a few lessons we’d like to share… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Nathan Steddom

Nathan Steddom, Analyst How did your passion for GIS start? Was it during your undergraduate studies at the University of Texas? I started out studying Environmental Science, I had gotten through a lot of the math and science classes and started thinking of ways to stand out in that field. My dad, who works in… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Billy Cooney

Billy Cooney, Analyst You graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master’s in City Planning. Why City Planning? Well, I never really thought I would go to college. I was inspired to go by friends who had been in college for years. I didn’t go until I was 21 and I honestly didn’t… Continue Reading »

Meet Urban3’s 2022 Interns

Urban3’s staff is growing, along with its portfolio of clients across the country. Tia Decker Tia, a graduate student at the University of Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs with a concentration in Urban Planning and Policy with a focus in spatial planning. Their most recent project is an ecological design studio, where… Continue Reading »

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Lanier Hagerty

Lanier Hagerty, Analyst Lanier Hagerty followed an interesting path to Urban3 – from South Carolina, to Washington DC, Beijing, New York City, and back to the south. Along the way, she learned some big lessons about spatial theory, “small urbanism,” and the power of place to shape all of our lives. What is your professional… Continue Reading »

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 »