merge urban development group

When private capital meets untapped potential…

“…the walkable city is not just a nice, idealistic notion. Rather, it is a simple, practical-minded solution to a host of complex problems we face as a society, problems that daily undermine our nation’s economic competitiveness, public welfare, and environmental sustainability.”

Jeff Speck


“Cultures and climates differ all over the world, but people are the same. They’ll gather in public if you give them a good place to do it.”

Jan Gehl

“The building with a lively building edge is connected, part of the social fabric, part of the downtown, part of the lives of all people who live and move around it…if the edge fails then it never becomes lively.”

Christopher Alexander


“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.”

Jane Jacobs