Category Archives: Green Initiatives

Farmers Markets: Highly Visible and Hugely Popular Once Again

Which came first, the city or the farmers market? Like the proverbial chicken and egg, I’m not sure there is a right answer. You really can’t separate the two. The existence of one pretty much requires the other. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Why the War on Infrastructure?

in·fra·struc·ture (ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/) noun the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. The United Arab Emirates has announced over US$300 billion in construction projects (pipelines, ports, … Continue reading

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Check Out These Updates on ‘PlacePlans’ Work in Michigan

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

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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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