Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

The Prosperity Agenda: What Made You Fall in Love with Your Michigan Community?

When you think about your community what is it you love most about it? Is it the people? Is it the things to do and places to experience? The next Michigan Prosperity Agenda on News/Talk 760 WJR explores what makes … Continue reading

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Ramblings on a Cold Day

A few random thoughts on city matters. The human experience is, and always will be, the greatest measure of a place. The sites, the smells, the energy, the opportunity. I am reminded of this daily. A city’s growth patterns seem … Continue reading

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Place Led Governance: On old rules, new rules and no rules

Starting over can be hard. In relationships. In careers. And in life. The same is true for cities. They rise and fall. Triumph and fail. All the while seeking to change with the times. My favorite example of the changing … Continue reading

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Put this sign (and others like it) on the “Not-to-do” list for public spaces

We’re dreaming of palm trees and sunshine in wintry Michigan. This sign doesn’t help, though. #NoFunZone

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