Archives by Month: March, 2022

Meet the Urban3 Staff: Lanier Hagerty

Taylor Schenker, 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 »

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

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 »

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 »

The Cartography of Racism

Redlining is a discriminatory practice that puts services (financial and otherwise) out of reach for residents of certain areas based on race or ethnicity. It created maps that reinforced systematic denial of mortgages, insurance, loans, and other financial services based on location (and that area’s default history) rather than on an individual’s qualifications and creditworthiness…. Continue Reading »