AUSTIN -- Nothing makes summer feel like summer more than the weekend yard sales throughout the neighborhood. Neighbors letting go of old goods to make room for new trends; its where everyone wants to be. That's where the Sacramento-based tech company, Yardl, saw the need to connect distributors with customers. Yardl is an app that allows home-owners the ability to temporarily lease their front yard for yard sales for an agreed upon period of time. "It's great, I can help supplement my income by leasing my front yard for antique shops looking to connect with customers," said Vic Vinegar, a home-owner in Round Rock. Marcy Johnson owns Anti-Ques in downtown San Marcos and likes the ability to serve customers in their own neighborhood. "I have six Yardl sites in the metro Austin area that I utilize every Saturday and its great for business," Johnson added.
CHICAGO -- When Chip Braswell started his career as a planner in 1998, he sought to make a difference in the world. He worked his way up the planning career ladder, worked on some big projects, and won state and national awards. Braswell was well known in the planning world and ran the APA Divisions circuit. However he was never recognized by the true authorities in urban planning: the online planning blogs and magazines. Never showcased on Strong Cities, never guest featured in Next Town. No top this, no top that. Not even one listacle. That's right, never once used for clickbait.