Why are more and more people moving to cities, specifically downtowns? That’s the question we explore on this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. On this month’s Prosperity Agenda we talk with experts about what is driving people to choose to live in Michigan’s largest cities’ and downtown centers despite the challenges facing many of these communities. Read more about the creating the types of places where people want to live, work and play here at placemaking.mml.org. My co-host for this show is Natalie Burg, a writer and owner of Vial Half Full Communications. She is news editor for Lansing’s Capital Gains and a regular contributor to the Ann Arbor Observer, Metromode, Model D and Ann Arbor’s Concentrate. Our guests are Ilana Preuss, Vice President and Chief of Staff at Smart Growth America; David Allen, Chief Market Analyst for the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA); and Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje. Our July show is set to air 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013. You You can also listen to it anytime at the League’s website or by subscribing to the FREE iTunes podcast. Learn more about the placemaking concept here as well as on this blog.