Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

The Prosperity Agenda: What We Can Do to Make Michigan More Immigrant-Friendly

There’s been a lot of news lately out of Washington D.C. regarding immigrants, but did you know in Michigan there’s an aggressive effort underway to make Michigan an immigrant-friendly state? On this month’s Prosperity Agenda Radio show on News/Talk 760 … Continue reading

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New $500,000 Grant Program Kicks-Off for Placemaking Projects in Michigan

Attention Placemakers and Crowdfunders in Michigan! A new Public Spaces, Community Places grant program, funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is now available at www.crowdfundingMI.com. The funds will be used to match funds up to 50% that are … Continue reading

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Blue Economy Opportunities for Michigan Cities and Villages

It’s time for Michigan to make some waves. Maybe more than any other state, Michigan is literally shaped by the water around it. Culturally, economically, historically, and of course, physically. The Great Lakes define our 3,000 miles of coastline. More … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Southwest Detroit

*I thought I would share this great piece from my very talented colleague Sarah Craft covering our exciting placemaking work in Southwest Detroit. *** Last week, the League’s Southwest Detroit PlacePlan project took an important step with a three-day charrette, a … Continue reading

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Placemaking Is…

Placemaking is, at its roots, a response. A response to a modern pattern of city building that does not value the everyday experiences of people. Human beings have been in the business of making cities since before recorded history. People … Continue reading

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