Tag Archives: Economics of Place

New $500,000 Grant Program Kicks-Off for Placemaking Projects in Michigan

Attention Placemakers and Crowdfunders in Michigan! A new Public Spaces, Community Places grant program, funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is now available at www.crowdfundingMI.com. The funds will be used to match funds up to 50% that are … Continue reading

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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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Placemaking in Southwest Detroit

*I thought I would share this great piece from my very talented colleague Sarah Craft covering our exciting placemaking work in Southwest Detroit. *** Last week, the League’s Southwest Detroit PlacePlan project took an important step with a three-day charrette, a … Continue reading

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Placemaking Is…

Placemaking is, at its roots, a response. A response to a modern pattern of city building that does not value the everyday experiences of people. Human beings have been in the business of making cities since before recorded history. People … 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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