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Tag Archives: Job Creation
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
“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
If you are a placemaker, an aspiring pop up retailer, and you Tweet then you may want to check out this event
Attention All Placemaking+Pop Up Retail+Twitter Enthusiasts: On Tuesday, the grassroots focused organization Let’s Save Michigan will host its second Twitter-based conversation, bringing together experts in an open dialogue about placemaking. The first event was themed around transportation. This time, the … Continue reading
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
A recent New York Times article illustrates the high stakes game of chance that cash strapped, job deprived communities play when extending large tax abatements to corporations. On a company’s promise that an abatement of taxes will bring jobs and … Continue reading