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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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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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Changing the Structural Neglect of Local Governments

“We are still driving on Eisenhower’s roads and sending our kids to Roosevelt’s schools.” – American Society of Civil Engineers President Blaine Leonard, 2010 Cities aren’t static. They are living, breathing places that require constant monitoring to flourish. It’s what … Continue reading

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