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I was recently asked by the Lansing State Journal to provide them with a guest editorial on why cities matter to the state of Michigan. Below is my response. Why Cities Matter in Michigan So why do cities matter? I’ll … Continue reading
For the next day-and-a-half I have the distinct pleasure of working with some of the leading minds in placemaking from around the country. People like Fred Kent, John Norquist, Josh McManus, Nate Berg and about 50 others are gathered at … Continue reading
“First Who, Then What: Get the right people on the bus, then figure out where to go. Finding the right people and trying them out in different positions.” – Author Jim Collins in Good to Great, on what makes for … Continue reading
OUR MOST RECENT SHOW aired at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 on News/Talk 760 WJR. Great stuff on this show on extraordinary placemaking efforts throughout Michigan. Hear from Model D Publisher Claire Nelson Project for Public Spaces President Fred Kent, Kathie … Continue reading
Many communities around Michigan and the U.S. are doing well despite the economy and the broken partnerships with state government. Innovative thinking, something not often cited in government, is leading the way in smaller places like Houghton/Hancock, Marquette, Holland and … Continue reading