Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development

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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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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League’s New Book to Highlight Local Placemaking Successes, People Behind Them

As a follow-up to the successful Economics of Place: The Importance of Building Communities Around People, the Michigan Municipal League will release a new book in September detailing some incredible placemaking projects in the state. The book highlights individual successes … Continue reading

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Filmmaker Debuts Positive Documentary on Detroit, Invites You to View

Below is an invitation from new filmmaker Anthony Brogdon for you to check out his documentary titled “The Great Detroit”.  The film depicts the positive aspects of the community with over 40 interviews and lots of little known facts. The … Continue reading

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