Tag Archives: Placemaking

Three Excellent (short) Videos on Building Great Places

Here are three excellent videos that explore how we can improve the places where we live and build communities that thrive, compliments of the Michigan Municipal League’s video vault. “Fall in Love with the Problem”- Josh McManus, on civic engagement … 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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All-Season Cities Must Program Public Spaces Year Round

It is easier to program space in the summertime. The weather is great, people are looking for a reason to enjoy the outdoors and merchants open their doors and spill their goods onto the sidewalks.The kids are out of school … 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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