GREAT PLACES ARE GREAT FOR PEOPLE.
Communities need space to gather, space to connect, space to collaborate. REV believes that, in order to create vibrant commercial districts, communities have to design alongside the business and property owners, their customers and visitors, and the nearby residents who will use the space. When they want what’s best for the community, we call them yaysayers.
There’s a big difference between doing something for a community, and doing something with a community. The REV team believes that community stakeholder must lead their own revitalization. REV is there to feed them: feed them strategic planning, feed them proven strategies, feed them resources and information. This approach looks different in every community where we work, because our neighborhoods are unique and their strategies for growth should be too.
Through a relationship with the City Center District Management Corporation, REV carries out revitalization services in downtown Birmingham with the support of downtown property owners. REV conducts regular formal and informal engagement with property owners, their tenants, employees and customers to design and implement improvement projects.
Years of community-led planning has produced a plan for the revitalization of Woodlawn’s business district through a lens of equitable entrepreneurship. Community volunteers are working alongside REV and partner groups like Woodlawn Foundation, Woodlawn Business Association and neighborhood associations to identify and grow Woodlawn entrepreneurs in the district.
Woodlawn Street Market is presenting its first virtual market this Saturday, June 13th. Learn more about the transition and how the Market will operate online as we anticipate its exciting debut!
What do customers want to hear right now? A strategist explains how to instill confidence as businesses start to reopen
The brands placing communities first will be remembered long after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, explained Ally Clokey, Senior Strategist of Big Communications during our Communicating Reopen to Instill Customer Confidence.
Naughty But Nice Kettle Corner co-owner Tanesha Sims-Summers is hoping to lead by example through COVID-19 with one simple phrase—People over profits.