Jonathan is a placemaker and New Urbanist in every sense of the word with a voracious appetite for studying and learning about new methods of community and economic development from around the world. Since 2016 he’s served as a Director at the Detroit based placemaking startup, Patronicity supporting over 100 community driven placemaking projects across the country. Through his work at Patronicity, Jonathan has assisted community groups in realizing some incredible public space improvement projects that have won regional and international awards. His focus remains on building, vibrant communities that foster connectivity and creativity and support a thriving, healthy downtown, small business ecosystem and community.
Are you a like minded new urbanist? Want to learn more about Jonathan's experience and expertise? Let's collaborate to build healthy, vibrant, sustainable cities and towns around the globe for live, work and play!
Director at Patronicity
Patronicity is a placemaking consultancy and crowdfunding platform that works with cities, towns, community groups, non-profit and for profit entities to bring placemaking projects to life. Based in Detroit, we have operations across the United States and Canada.
Principal & Creative Director at bench Consulting
A Placemaking Advisory and Consulting firm helping public and private sector clients reimagine their public spaces by directly engaging their community and stakeholders in the process of revitalizing their main street, downtown or real estate.
CoFounder, Retail Reimagined MA
With storefront vacancies increasing in both number and duration, creative collaborations and solutions are necessary to bring these vital assets back into continuous productivity for property owners, small businesses, creatives and the local economies in which they reside.
In May of 2019, we kicked things off by bringing together developers, city officials, small business owners, startups and Massachusetts creatives to discuss the latest in creative vacant storefront activations and debate sustainable, permanent solutions to our vacant storefront problems. Sign up to receive updates here!