Category Archives: Messaging & Technology

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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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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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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Microbrewery Completes First Crowdfunding Campaign Under New Michigan Law

I’ve written before about Michigan’s new crowdfunding legislation and its potential impact on growing local economies in cities. This mibiz.com link provides details of the first successful campaign under the new law. Great news! Stay tuned in the coming weeks … Continue reading

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