Category Archives: Messaging & Technology

Walk up style housing coming to Michigan in a big way

Walkable urban places are not just a phenomenon of coastal U.S. metropolitan areas. This report demonstrates that the market desires them in Michigan—and they are gaining traction. If this emerging trend in favor of walkable urbanism plays out in Michigan … Continue reading

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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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Lean Urbanism- Can it Improve Cities?

Lean Urbanism is a hot topic in city circles these days. Billed as everything form a savior of failing cities to an economic stimulant for small business, the focus of lean urbanism is to rid cities, districts and neighborhoods of … 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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