Tag Archives: Corktown

ATTN: Urbanists, Traffic Engineers, City Planners: History is the Best Teacher

  I have blogged before about the problems that we caused when we stopped building our neighborhoods for people and started building them for cars. The example that I used in the post that is linked above was a comparison … Continue reading

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Be Who You Are- Only Better!

To All City Leaders, Urbanists, Activists, Citizens, and “Would-Be” Energizers of Places, A couple of the interesting things that I get to do in my role as CEO of the Michigan Municipal League is to travel to interesting places and … Continue reading

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Ponyride: Off and Galluping

You may remember my blog post of January 4, 2012 on Ponyride. Well, I promised an update on the Phil Cooley led experiment in entrepreneurship and city building. I am glad to report that Phil and Co. are doing wonderful … Continue reading

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Ponyride- A Cool Idea for Combating Blight through Creative Entrepreneurship

Happy New Year! Phil Cooley and a host of friends and like minded colleagues have been working in an old industrial building in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit for months. Their goal? To create a unique space for creatives and … Continue reading

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