Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

Marquette Gathering a Hit With Civic Leaders

The premiere learning event for local and civic leaders in Michigan took place in Marquette this past weekend. The city is a perfect laboratory for such a meeting with the cutting edge efforts going on around downtown revitalization, brownfield development, … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Placemaking Stories Detailed in New League Book

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 … Continue reading

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New Book Aims at Focal Point of Great Communities and Sound Economics

One of the rewarding things about working in local communities is that you get to meet some remarkable people along the way. When you combine innovative thinking with people who are passionate about the places where they live the results … Continue reading

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Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities

This book goes beyond placemaking as a concept, to offer real-world examples of economic drivers and agents of social and cultural change in Michigan’s own backyard. They represent some of the many place-based catalysts that can spark the kind of … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: New League Book Tells Placemaking Success Stories

We’re so excited about the League’s new book coming out that we’ve dedicated our next two radio shows all about it.  On this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show we talk about just some of the projects included in a new … Continue reading

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