Place-based research focuses on understanding the unique setting, knowledge profile and culture of a place. We combine both quantitative and qualitative research approaches to tell the stories of a place, informing new ideas about how to optimize assets and to cross-pollinate ideas.
Identifying performance attributes of vernacular architecture in the Texas Hill Country
As part of the Pioneer Museum Interpretive Plan. The research served two purposes: inform the historic preservation treatment strategy for multiple buildings on site and to develop content for the visitor experience program.
Understanding the relationshp between neighborhood age diversity and property value
Reporting on vacant buildings / or vacant in this context
Finding underutilized real estate and assessing opportunity based upon neighborhood age-diversity (and other factors).
Plus - for cities: a methodology for reporting on the development potential of vacant or underutilized real estate. Provide qualitative data to make real estate market analysis more robust.
Multi-city comparative analysis of firm-location relationships
Defining the performance value of locations for startups and location strategy (on flip side). Understand concepts of high performance workplace