Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development

Here is My Nominee for Best Art in an Alley. What’s Yours?

The Belt in downtown Detroit.

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Creative Place-Based Projects in Michigan Compete for Excellence Award

While state government officials in Michigan are drawing criticism for their strange course of actions, local communities continue to do impressive work. Twenty communities in Michigan are vying for recognition in the Michigan Municipal League’s Community Excellence Awards (CEA). The … Continue reading

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Great Places, Great Spaces

I’m spending the day in downtown Detroit. The temperature is 75 degrees and the skies are blue. I’ll save you the written lecture about community resiliency. (You’ll find plenty of that in my past blogs on the site) Ten years … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons in Savannah

I’m here for a couple of days on business. Here is a quick take away. Cities must be themselves. If you’re an old, southern town blessed with breath taking architecture- Savannah- then play it up for the whole world to … Continue reading

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