Thought Leaders Circle

Block by Block is a one-stop solution for safety, cleaning, hospitality, landscaping and social service outreach programs for improvement districts. Through our passion for downtowns and urban areas we harness our creativity and draw upon best practices to create highly effective programs. We’ve built a mindset and a culture designed to continually enhance our customers’ programs.

Contact: Jeff Heinrich, Vice President of Business Development
(612) 998-0575

Interstate Parking Downtown partners with municipalities to design customized parking solutions that overcome their unique mobility challenges. Our solution is 100% contactless and completely solar-powered. There’s no up-front cost, no fixed management fee. Our compensation is tied to results. Improving traffic flow. Easing congestion. Driving alternative modes of transportation. The right parking system opens up more than just spaces. It makes towns more welcoming, helps businesses grow, and improves the experience for residents and visitors alike. We call it Park & Effect.

Contact: Tony Janoweic, President and CEO
(608) 566-9155

Stantec’s Urban Places is an interdisciplinary hub bringing together leaders in planning and urban design, transportation including smart and urban mobility, resilience, development, mixed-use architecture, smart cities, and brownfield redevelopment. We work in downtowns across North America—in cities and suburbs alike—to unlock the extraordinary urban promise of enhanced livability, equity, and resilience.

Contact: David Dixon, FAIA, Vice President, Stantec’s Urban Places Fellow
(617) 654-6069

City Builders


Contact: Kathryn McKissick, Vice President



Contact: Ted Peterson, President
(315) 565-7404




Contact: Robert Buckley, Director of Sales & Marketing
(877) 815-9276


Contact: Chris Beynon, Principal
(510) 845-5168


Place Enhancers

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