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State imposed oppressive funding scheme for municipal operations hurts all communities, not just Flint

Here is an excellent article that appears in today’s Detroit Free Press from my colleague Tony Minghine, further evidence that Michigan’s system for funding cities is broken and must change. Take a look. Michigan’s way of funding cities set stage … Continue reading

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Increasing Home Ownership by Combating the ‘Appraisal Gap’ in Detroit

The appraisal gap is a problem in cities like Detroit. The effects of years of economic decline and depopulation continue to wreak havoc on the real estate market, despite hot markets in several neighborhoods in the city. So the gap … Continue reading

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Walk up style housing coming to Michigan in a big way

Walkable urban places are not just a phenomenon of coastal U.S. metropolitan areas. This report demonstrates that the market desires them in Michigan—and they are gaining traction. If this emerging trend in favor of walkable urbanism plays out in Michigan … Continue reading

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