Convoy District Looks To San Diego’s Little Italy For Inspiration / Sept. 2016

Why not a BID in Lowell? / Oct. 2015

Internet Articles

S.F’s FiDi Finally Has A Business Improvement District. But Will That Solve Its Dogged Street Issues?/ BISNOW / January 2020

6 Reasons ‘Community’ Matters in Business — Your Business/ Entrepreneur / July 2016

Where to Find Italy in America: San Diego’s Little Italy / Jan 2016

11 Dazzling and Quirky Christmas Trees Around the Country/ Bravo TV-Blog / Dec 2016

Placemaking: the next phase of true district management / San Diego UrbDeZine / Nov 2016

Convoy District Looks To San Diego’s Little Italy For Inspiration / / Sept. 2016


Little Italy SD “Gold Standard for Urban Neighborhood Dev.” /Column: San Diego is still trying to become a “City of Villages”/ San Diego Union-Tribune/ May 2021

Marco Li Mandri “District-wide approach to outdoor dining”/ Downtown Idea Exchange/ October 2020

Marco Li Mandri Editors’ Pick: Outdoor Dining Champion / Ranch & Coast 2020 / Sept 2020

Temperate Southern California Channels European-Style Outdoor Dining as Pandemic Lingers / Courthouse News Service / July 2020

Association Brings Input, Influence To Little Italy Issues/San Diego Business Journal / January 2020

Downtown SF businesses to tax themselves to pay for clean streets, homeless / San Francisco Chronicle / July 2019

2018 Year Book “We the Italians” – Marco Li Mandri Interview / Book Released 2019

San Diego’s Little Italy / Forbes Magazine / Feb 2019

Big office plans for Little Italy / San Diego Union Tribune / June 2018

Inside Little Italy’s Apartment Rush / San Diego Union Tribune / May 2018

Rental Scooter CEO Favor Rules / San Diego Union Tribune / Apr. 2018

Factors that Formed Little Italy Hard to Duplicate / San Diego Business Journal / Mar. 2016

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, but What About Near Them? / San Diego Business Journal / Apr. 2016

Place Management In Downtowns & Transit-Oriented Developments / The Council of State Governments / Feb. 2016

Little Italy Hotter Than Ever / San Diego Union Tribune / Jul. 2015

Why Little Italy is the Perfect Family Neighborhood / Red Tricycle / Jun. 2015

Going Up? / Riviera Magazine / Sep. 2014

Little Italy Continues To Craft Its Image / San Diego Business Journal / Feb. 2014

He’s why we love Little Italy – Marco Li Mandri Interview / San Diego Union Tribune / June 2013

Are America’s Little Italys Making a Comeback? / Ambassador Magazine / Sep. 2011

Benefiting from Special Districts in Cities / Urban Land / Jan.-Feb. 2010

What is a Community Benefit District – Marco Li Mandri / Oakland Registry / Unknown

Services Improvement Districts Offset The Decline in City / SD Business Journal

Can Little Italy be revived? / Chicago Business Times


CBS 8 – Outdoor Dining Becomes Permanent Fixture  – April 2021

ABC 7 Denver – Community Pivots During Pandemic to Help Restaurants Survive – Feb 2021

NBC 7/39 San Diego – Covid-19 Governor Newsome’s stimulus package will help small businesses – Interview Marco Li Mandri/ Feb 2021

KUSI – San Diego – Current Covid-19 Regulations – Interview Marco Li Mandri/ Dec 2020

KUSI – San Diego – LIA Effects of San Diego Going Into Purple Tier – Interview Marco Li Mandri/ Nov 2020

KUSI – San Diego -Restaurants in Little Italy Set Up Parklets – Interview Marco Li Mandri/ July 2020

NBC 7/39 – San Diego – Reopening in Little Italy – Interview Marco Li Mandri/ May 2020

KUSI Restaurants prepare for reopening in Little Italy Interview Marco Li Mandri/ May 2020

NBC Arizona Mid-Day featuring Interview with Marco Li Mandri about Traveling to Little Italy San Diego / May 2018

KPBS story/video with Marco about Little Italy’s transformation and FESTA! / KPBS / Oct. 2016

American Dream -
 Dannecker & Associates | Little Italy Association / Craig Sewing Show / Dec. 2014

The Placemaking Roundup: An Agenda for Change / Placemaking Leadership Council (Detroit Presentation) / Aug. 2013

Freeway Lids Hold Hope Of Reconnecting Neighborhoods / / Apr. 2012

City Falls Short, Citizens Jump In / / Apr. 2011


Marco Li Mandri, President of New City America, Inc. and Driving Force Behind Little Italy / It’s Your Business with Joe Vecchio / Oct. 2019