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Placemaking Catches Fire in Michigan

A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development…

Eds, Meds and Cities

It is no secret that educational institutions and health care facilities play a huge role in the global economy. I travel a bunch for my job. Sometimes in planes, sometimes…

Changing the Structural Neglect of Local Governments

"We are still driving on Eisenhower’s roads and sending our kids to Roosevelt’s schools.” - American Society of Civil Engineers President Blaine Leonard, 2010 Cities aren’t static. They are living,…

A Big Week in Michigan

UPDATE 4/11/13: The League's Capital Conference was an interesting event. I have not seen, in my time working with communities, so many really unhappy local officials with the direction of…

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