Tag Archives: Michigan

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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Frozen Places

Things here in the Great Lakes State are on hold a bit with the unbelievably vicious weather. The snow is being registered in feet, not inches. The cold is being measured in units below Zero. In many cases, wwwaaayyy below … Continue reading

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