Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

Walk up style housing coming to Michigan in a big way

Walkable urban places are not just a phenomenon of coastal U.S. metropolitan areas. This report demonstrates that the market desires them in Michigan—and they are gaining traction. If this emerging trend in favor of walkable urbanism plays out in Michigan … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Michigan is Redeveloping its Way to Economic Vibrancy

Michigan’s push to become a national leader in providing residents good-paying jobs, excellent universities, and vibrant places to live, is propelled by communities across Michigan that are embracing redevelopment and innovation. On this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk … Continue reading

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Here is My Nominee for Best Art in an Alley. What’s Yours?

The Belt in downtown Detroit.

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Creative Place-Based Projects in Michigan Compete for Excellence Award

While state government officials in Michigan are drawing criticism for their strange course of actions, local communities continue to do impressive work. Twenty communities in Michigan are vying for recognition in the Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Awards (CEA). The … Continue reading

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Great Places, Great Spaces

I’m spending the day in downtown Detroit. The temperature is 75 degrees and the skies are blue. I’ll save you the written lecture about community resiliency. (You’ll find plenty of that in my past blogs on the site) Ten years … Continue reading

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