Author Archives: Dan Gilmartin

Fall is the Perfect Time to Program Open Spaces and Downtowns

As the summer season of events and attractions draws to a close it is important that those who are charged with bringing life to public spaces remain vigilant. Activating public spaces and downtowns is a year round activity and while … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: PlacePlans Providing Roadmap for Michigan Communities

Placemaking is a dynamic, strategic approach to community development and economic revitalization. Based on an individual community’s strengths, it capitalizes on the distinctive aspects of a community and creates a variety of uses that bring people and places together. Through … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Philanthropy Making a Difference in Michigan Communities

As cities deal with tight budgets and look for creative ways to provide the amenities that make communities healthy, happy and viable places for Michigan residents to live, municipal leaders are getting a helping hand from philanthropic foundations. Around the … Continue reading

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