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You Say “Sustainability,” I Say “Grilled Cheese”

Here’s a quick survey. Which would you prefer: “Coagulated proteins and fats derived from a bovine mammary liquid, heated to high temperature inside a gluten-based covering”… some “yellow gooey stuff with a hard, hot coating”…or a grilled cheese sandwich? It … Continue reading

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Good Community Design Has Real Economic Value

“We recognize that physical solutions by themselves will not solve social and economic problems, but neither can economic vitality, community stability, and environmental health be sustained without a coherent and supportive physical framework.” -Jonathan Barnett, Charter for the New Urbanism … Continue reading

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League Wins MarCom Awards for Review Magazine Cover and Prosperity Agenda Radio Show

My Uber-Talented colleagues at the Michigan Municipal League and our partners in placemaking have done it again. The League recently won two MarCom Awards for excellence in communications for our Review Magazine cover featuring walkability and the Prosperity Agenda Radio … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Small Towns; Five Case Studies

Twitter follower Mike Knutson asked me today for some information on placemaking initiatives in small communities. Placemaking, like most community based efforts, often gets categorized as a big city thing. But, placemaking is an amazing tool and mindset for small … Continue reading

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