Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

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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Eye Candy for City-o-philes, Architects and Fans of Old Buildings

The Grand Lobbies of Detroit via Imgur. To view all the pictures in the series click here.    

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The Prosperity Agenda: The Economic Development Role that Arts and Culture Play in a Community

You’d be surprised by the types of things that can reinvigorate a community. In St. Joseph, Michigan, it started with a public art display. Downtown Flint’s turnout involves an array of events, new restaurants and a farmers market unlike any … Continue reading

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