Category Archives: Physical Design & Walkability

Tough Love for Architects in Charleston- and Lessons for the Rest of Us

I recently came across an enjoyable blog called Buildings are Cool by architect Steve Ramos. In his most recent post Steve covered the hurricane-like effect that Andres Duany recently brought to Charleston. Duany is a world renowned ‘new urbanist’ Architect.  … Continue reading

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Progress in the Mitten State

Yesterday a bi-partisan group of over 20 state legislators accepted the Michigan Municipal League’s invitation to meet at Quicken Loans HQ in downtown Detroit to discuss talent and place. Noted economist Joe Cortwright detailed the linkages between talent attraction and … 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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The League’s Detroit, Flint, Midland and Marquette ‘PlacePlans’ Draw Praise In Different Circles

As an add on to the December 4 post below, check out these new stories on the PlacePlans work around Michigan. These exciting projects are drawing praise from local residents, economic developers, the business community and lawmakers. Exciting stuff! A … Continue reading

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