Category Archives: Physical Design & Walkability

Main Street in small town America and the need to diversify businesses

On my walk this morning to a coffee shop, east on Main left at Center, I came upon a new occupant of a recently empty storefront. On a street jammed with restaurants and retail shops, I was surprised to see … Continue reading

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Placemaking works, new report asserts

“PSC found significant research connecting these assets to economic prosperity, and that, given the uniqueness of every community, these asset areas are most effective when combined (in part or in total) to match specific communities’ needs.” Public Sector Consultants (PSC) … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Small Towns: Niles, Michigan

News feeds are usually chalk full of great placemaking projects in big cities. If you are a follower of the movement to (re)create great places then you have probably stumbled across  oodles of great examples from famous places. If parks … Continue reading

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Taking care of the basics

in·fra·struc·ture ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/ noun noun: infrastructure; plural noun: infrastructures the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. pub·lic pol·i·cy noun noun: public policy the principles, often … Continue reading

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