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Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development
*I write this post in the midst of battling state legislation that would curtail local decision making on economic issues in favor of a single statewide standard. Indulge me, please. In an age when people, jobs and entire industries are … Continue reading
As an add on to the December 4 post below, check out these new stories on the PlacePlans work around Michigan. These exciting projects are drawing praise from local residents, economic developers, the business community and lawmakers. Exciting stuff! A … Continue reading
The crew at the Michigan Municipal League is at it again with some great new placemaking work in communities throughout the state. We are working on open air food markets, walkability, cultural economic development and several other interesting endeavors. To … Continue reading
Communities are a lot like people. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are healthy and wealthy; others are struggling just to stay alive. Also—just like people—bigger isn’t always better. Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel in space, … Continue reading
The premiere learning event for local and civic leaders in Michigan took place in Marquette this past weekend. The city is a perfect laboratory for such a meeting with the cutting edge efforts going on around downtown revitalization, brownfield development, … Continue reading