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Increasing Home Ownership by Combating the ‘Appraisal Gap’ in Detroit

The appraisal gap is a problem in cities like Detroit. The effects of years of economic decline and depopulation continue to wreak havoc on the real estate market, despite hot markets in several neighborhoods in the city. So the gap … 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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Engaged Communities A Key to Long-Term Economic Success

In Michigan we are in the process of reinventing ourselves. Once the premiere manufacturing hub of the western hemisphere, Michigan has struggled in recent decades with a weakened economy associated with de-industrialization and the corresponding shrinking of our cities. The … Continue reading

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Placemaking Catches Fire in Michigan

A new set of survey results from the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy details a big increase in the use of placemaking as a core economic development strategy in Michigan communities.   This is great news for … Continue reading

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