Tag Archives: Sustainability

Failing Infrastructure Takes a Toll on Communities

I write on infrastructure. I have highlighted its importance to creating and maintaining great cities. And I have bemoaned the job that the state of Michigan does as the main steward of roads, bridges, transit and airports in my state. … Continue reading

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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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Infrastructure Spending and the Psychology of Previous Investment

My state’s infrastructure is appalling. It is outdated. It is poorly maintained. Some of it is downright dangerous. I have heard it said that we are teaching our kids to learn in schools constructed by Roosevelt and we drive them … Continue reading

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