Tag Archives: EoP

We’re Not Dead, We’re Just Pacing Ourselves

Can we please stop declaring places dead? As a Detroit native- declared by many observers to be dead- it irks me to no end. As someone who works everyday with the cities of Flint (also declared dead), Lansing (mostly dead), … 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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