Category Archives: Messaging & Technology

Are You Wondering About How to Make Your City Attractive? Here’s How-

Here’s a short video that is worth the time to watch. With “How to Make an Attractive City,” Swiss writer Alain de Botton declares a six-point plan that all cities should follow. The video is a little bit urban design, … Continue reading

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Public Spaces, Community Places is a Big Success

Check out some great crowdfunding opportunities at Public Spaces, Community Places. The program is a partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Patronicity and the Michigan Municipal League. The whole thing is simple- envision a placemaking project in your community, … 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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1954 Called and it Wants its Economic Development Strategy Back!

*I write this post in the midst of battling state legislation that would curtail local decision making on economic issues in favor of a single statewide standard. Indulge me, please. In an age when people, jobs and entire industries are … Continue reading

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