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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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Placemaking and Politics- Like Peanut Butter and Hand Grenades

“We can’t wait until 2019. I won’t be open by then.” Those were the words of a small business owner at a recent event in West Branch when representatives of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) informed those in attendance … Continue reading

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Detroit’s Importance

The following shortened blog post is adapted from my column in the upcoming March/April edition of The Review magazine. The editon will be filled with stories about how Detroit is being reimagined and reinvigorated. ***************************** Imagine your body without your … Continue reading

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Not a Political Blog. I Repeat, Not a Political Blog

Where is the talk of cities? Of the crumbling infrastructure in our country? Of the long-term sustainability of our development decisions? I write this at the conclusion of the Republican Convention in Tampa. I watched parts. I followed some of … Continue reading

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