Posts about Urban Planning

Lockdown on One Street, Rave on Another: Establishing Egalitarianism in Beirut

Growing up in Lebanon, I had the chance to experience a variety of urban spaces. Hailing from a small mountain village, space meant intimacy and virtue; while frequenting Beirut city as a teenager, space meant protest and expression. Lebanese people often joke that one street in Beirut could be on military lockdown while the neighboring […]

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When is the Best Time for Innovation in Retail? Right Now.

As Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and follower.” Historically, the best time to innovate is during periods of economic uncertainty. And now– more than ever– is the chance for retail to define business innovation. Between plans to repurpose malls to entertainment venues or student housing and talks of department store bankruptcies, […]

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On the ground with CRTKL: EMEA leaders plan for a new normal and a future beyond that

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this final chapter, leaders from our EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) teams share their path to recovery and resiliency. Photo: Saadiyat Grove – The inclusive […]

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New York City and Retail – New Beginnings, New Opportunities

Featured image: Nike Foot Locker House of Hoops (Harlem, NYC, NY). CRTKL was Architect of Record (not design) for this project. Every time NYC faces a crisis, we reflect, we learn, we innovate and evolve, and we emerge stronger than before. That’s what we do.  New Yorkers are the definition of resiliency. Nineteen years after […]

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On the Ground with CRTKL: US Leaders Tackle an Evolving World

‘On the Ground with CRTKL’ is a three-part series capturing perspectives from across CallisonRTKL’s global offices and exploring how we are responding to COVID-19 locally, tactically and personally. In this edition, US leaders share the surprising solutions they have found in the face of an ever-evolving world. Read part 1 here.  Matt Billerbeck: Human-Centric Design […]

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