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Resilient Communities Are Tough, Pliant, and Durable

Floods. Wildfires. Droughts. Hurricanes and tornadoes. Fuel shortages. Energy blackouts. Extreme heat and cold. You can get tons of information about what’s going wrong in the world —and even more opinions on who or what is to blame. Enough of … Continue reading

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Return of the Rust Belt Dreamers

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

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Eds, Meds and Cities

It is no secret that educational institutions and health care facilities play a huge role in the global economy. I travel a bunch for my job. Sometimes in planes, sometimes in trains, but mostly by car. On my journeys during … Continue reading

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The Prosperity Agenda: Complete Streets – Designing roadways to accommodate all users, not just motorists

Communities should be designed for people, not just cars. That’s the overall theme of this month’s Prosperity Agenda radio show on News/Talk 760 WJR. Experts on the show discuss the concept of “Complete Streets” and how we should design our … Continue reading

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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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