Category Archives: Cultural Economic Development

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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Urban Opportunity Looks Different Today

This blog post is a response to the Meeting of the Minds & Living Cities group blogging event which asks, “How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity?” Q: How could cities better connect all their residents to economic … Continue reading

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Three Excellent (short) Videos on Building Great Places

Here are three excellent videos that explore how we can improve the places where we live and build communities that thrive, compliments of the Michigan Municipal League’s video vault. “Fall in Love with the Problem”- Josh McManus, on civic engagement … Continue reading

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