You ever say to yourself, “Man, I’ve got so many good stories I should write a book?” Well, that’s exactly what the Michigan Municipal League said when hearing of all the amazing placemaking work happening in our communities. So we did it – we wrote a book. Our October Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR focuses on our new book, The Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities. Learn more about the book at this blog and you can buy it here. My co-host for the show is Chastity Pratt Dawsey, a Detroit native, and writer for Bridge Magazine. Our guests are a co-author of our book, Elizabeth Phillips Foley; Chuck Eckenstahler, a local planning consultant and placemaking expert, who was heavily involved with a project in Baroda that’s featured in the book; and Jermaine Ruffin, Placemaking Policy Specialist at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR since 2010. The show airs 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen 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.