Sharon Woods, LandUse USA :
Sharon's presentation was focused on data Sharon assessed for Quantifly, a transportation analysis firm which presented earlier at the session. The data focused largely on an innovative drone tool, which was the primary subject of Quantify’s presentation. The data shows the number of employees by planning and engineering profession; average revenues per employee; and the target markets for the drone tool.
The Quantifly story is truly impressive - it is a grassroots firm launched by two young entrepreneurs with very little seed money. This mini analysis was completed as a pro bono service for Quantifly during its earliest days; and it was used in a grant application that won a major grant to fund development and testing of its new drone tool.
If you have any questions about the data, don't hesitate to give Sharon a call or shoot her an email: (517)290-5531 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rik Adamski, ASH+LIME:
Rik presented on the Assessment of Place toolkit which has been developed by the Downtown Collaborative. The Assessment of Place is an introductory service package which creates a tailored overview of the physical environment, defined uses, users, and activities associated with a place. Rik went through examples to demonstrate applications of the approach.
This assessment is the first step of our Place Catalyzation process, designed to help communities achieve both immediate, tangible results and a sustainable, longer-term place management and planning structure.
We continue to develop this toolkit, and are interested in hearing from other professionals who have ideas for improvements or have created similar assessment structures.