Topics Under Tag: "Pittsburgh"

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Small Change: The Crowdfunding Site That Makes Neighborhoods Better Places to Live

Amy Cortese | April 24, 2018

Eve Picker is an architect, city planner, urban designer and real estate developer, among other accomplishments. Her passion for community development and smart, sustainable design led her in 2016 to found Small Change, a Pittsburgh-based real estate crowdfunding site. We caught up with Eve recently to discuss financing transformational projects—such as affordable starter homes built […]

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Honeycomb Brings Crowdfunding to Pittsburgh’s Local Businesses

Amy Cortese | February 1, 2018

What happens when a sixth generation community banker and a small business entrepreneur meet in business school? They create a crowdfunding portal, naturally. But one that is laser focused on small but growing local businesses. That’s the backstory of Honeycomb Credit, the latest Regulation Crowdfunding portal to launch. We talked with Honeycomb cofounder & CFO […]

A Crowdfunding Platform For Equitable Real Estate

Oscar Perry Abello | February 19, 2016

“I like the grittiness of cities,” says Eve Picker, a Pittsburgh resident of 31 years who maintains a healthy Australian twang. “I like to think about places that have been left behind. What will it take to get people to put their money into places like that?” For Picker, it’s not just a rhetorical question. […]

Arts-Based Placemaking is Revitalizing Communities. Could it Help Yours?

Project for Public Spaces | August 28, 2015

Arts-based Placemaking is an integrative approach to urban planning and community building that stimulates local economies and leads to increased innovation, cultural diversity, and civic engagement. The benefits of using arts and culture to tap into a place’s unique character extend well beyond the art world. Across sectors and at all levels, leaders and policymakers […]