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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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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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