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Tag Archives: Economics of Place
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
In Michigan we are in the process of reinventing ourselves. Once the premiere manufacturing hub of the western hemisphere, Michigan has struggled in recent decades with a weakened economy associated with de-industrialization and the corresponding shrinking of our cities. The … Continue reading
A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development strategy in Michigan communities. This is great news for … Continue reading
Here are two great publications about placemaking and economic growth in the Great Lakes region. The Review goes in-depth on strategies and advancements in Michigan.The Michigan Municipal League’s Partnership for Place agenda provides a path for making great things happen. … Continue reading
“The future of thriving and resilient cities is not led by sustaining or innovating around infrastructure and services, but by building the capacity of communities to drive their own shared value–to sustain Placemaking.” So says Ethan Kent. And I think … Continue reading