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Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization!

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

{3:00 minutes to read] A few years ago, I worked on a major redevelopment project related to the historic Denver Union Station. The station had fallen into disrepairmuch the way Grand Central had. Recently, a significant renovation was completed. 

The majority of the terminal building’s upper levels are now the 112-room Crawford Hotel. The 12,000 sq ft great hall on the ground level serves as the hotel lobby, public space, and train waiting area. There is also a new 22,000 sq ft adjacent space that provides room for 10 independent retail and innovative restaurants.

An integral part of the revitalization is the Fast Track Project, a new rail system surrounding Union Station. This system will consist of 16 stations along with 10 different lines covering 98 miles, with another 15 miles still to come. In addition, $7.6 billion dollars is being invested, over time.

Denver has a history of being car centered, mainly due to its downtown area and numerous outlying communities. Back in the early 70s, Denver had a huge smog problem. There was actually a point where they had more days with poor air quality (over the federal limit for smog) than clean air days.  

Coming to a City Near You: Revitalization! by Curtis Battles

A public-private partnership was created to address the transportation issue. The journey to build this brand new infrastructure features all new rail linesmeant to unclog congested highwaysand has proven to do exactly that and more. Now these widespread communities can be connected to a centralized location, and because all the rails end up downtown, it revitalizes the entire central business area.

Denver also built an amazing new airport—that’s larger than Manhattan located 23 miles from the city, at a cost of almost $5 billion dollars. Recently, a direct high-speed rail link was unveiled that goes directly to the airport. Travelers and residents needing to get to the airport can easily take light rail downtown then transfer to the high-speed rail, never having to worry about traffic. There is even a discussion about creating a ski train so folks could come into the airport, take a train downtown, then get on a train that goes up to the ski resorts.

Denver has been rated one of the top places to live in the country, attracting millennials. It’s become a new tech hub, because of folks who were willing to invest in it for the long term. This can indeed be a model for other cities around the country which have older transit systems that need to be invested in and upgraded, to help them for the long term.

Do you have an innovative vision for your community? Contact me at ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com to get started!

Curtis C. Battles

203-461-8711

ccbattles@newcanaanadvisors.com

www.newcanaanadvisors.com

Lessons from Harvard: Learn to Shift Your Perspective (in Business & in Life!)

{4:45 minutes to read} Recently, I accompanied my daughter on a visit to Harvard University. We joined a group of her peers headed up to Boston to meet Harvard Professor Mahzarin Banaji.

Finding Your “HUM” to Make Your Best Year Yet!

{2:50 minutes to read} I’ve known about TED Talks for some time, but I’ve seldom gone out of my way to explore them on a regular basis. A TED Talk is “a video created from a presentation at the main TED (technology, entertainment, design) Conference or one of its many satellite events around the world….

Is Multitasking Making You Unproductive?

{3:00 minutes to read} In my business and day-to-day personal routine, I strive to be both efficient and thorough. In order to do this, I’ve learned it is best to set specific goals every morning—and to stick to those assignments. The temptation to multitask looms often, but even a 10-item “to do” list is too…

How Do You Manage the End of Your Day?

{3:00 minutes to read] In a recent Inc.com article, entitled “Use the 10-3-2-1-0 formula to get more done”, an interesting concept is discussed: How you start your day depends on how you finish the day before. Often, our productivity is dependent upon what time we get up and the routines we follow to get our…

SS United States Will Sail Again!

{2:50 minutes to read] The SS United States, a 60-year-old ship that holds the Blue Riband speed record between the US and England, has been slowly rusting away in a Philadelphia dry dock. In recent years, this national treasure, a once-majestic ocean liner famous in the ’50s and ’60s, was at the point where it…

Procrastinators Unite! … Eventually

{2:40 minutes to read} I recently came across a New York Times article entitled Why I Taught Myself to Procrastinate. It said that people who are chronic procrastinators think their procrastination is a bad thing. They feel that they’re always behind and can’t make deadlines.

Cradle to Career: Preparing Future Generations

{3:00 minutes to read} At the end of November, I attended a community forum organized by a national education-reform organization called StriveTogether. Strive Together has numerous programs in 32 states, with 65 community partnerships formed and over 9,750 organizations united in trying to find solutions for the educational system in their area. Their approach as…

Secrets of Success—It Starts with the Morning Routine

{3:00 minutes to read} I find that rising before the rest of the house, even if it’s at 5:00 am, helps you ease into the day without all the disruptions that life can bring. In a recent article in Inc. Magazine, there was a list of the 8 morning rituals of the most successful people,…

3 Tips to Engage Millennials and Grow Your Business!

{3:45 minutes to read} I recently attended a seminar about understanding, targeting and reaching the millennial generation. The presentation revolved around the question: Do you know how to market your business to attract millennial consumers?