Tag Archives: Cities

Blue Economy Opportunities for Michigan Cities and Villages

It’s time for Michigan to make some waves. Maybe more than any other state, Michigan is literally shaped by the water around it. Culturally, economically, historically, and of course, physically. The Great Lakes define our 3,000 miles of coastline. More … Continue reading

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Resilient Communities Are Tough, Pliant, and Durable

Floods. Wildfires. Droughts. Hurricanes and tornadoes. Fuel shortages. Energy blackouts. Extreme heat and cold. You can get tons of information about what’s going wrong in the world —and even more opinions on who or what is to blame. Enough of … Continue reading

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A Great Source for Cities and Placemaking News

If you haven’t checked out placemaking.mml.org then you’re missing out on some cutting edge thinking around building and sustaining great city spaces. The page contains some of the latest cutting edge research and has links to important case studies with … Continue reading

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Group Blogging On Cities and Economic Opportunity Definitely Worth a Look

Meeting of the Minds and Living Cities invite civic-minded leaders across sectors to participate in a group blogging event focused on the question: How could cities better connect all their residents to economic opportunity? The answers, from some of the … Continue reading

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Return of the Rust Belt Dreamers

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds. – Oscar Wilde If asked to choose one word to define the passion behind my undying and, at times, manic affection for large Midwestern cities I could answer it … Continue reading

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