Tag Archives: Cities

City Life Means Different Things to Different People

A simple definition of the word city is “a permanent human settlement.” That seems a bit simple to me. I can only assume it doesn’t refer to the recliner in my Uncle’s living room. The word “city” itself is a … 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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Ramblings on a Cold Day

A few random thoughts on city matters. The human experience is, and always will be, the greatest measure of a place. The sites, the smells, the energy, the opportunity. I am reminded of this daily. A city’s growth patterns seem … Continue reading

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Place Led Governance: On old rules, new rules and no rules

Starting over can be hard. In relationships. In careers. And in life. The same is true for cities. They rise and fall. Triumph and fail. All the while seeking to change with the times. My favorite example of the changing … Continue reading

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