Tag Archives: Urban Design

People and Cities

“First life, then spaces, then buildings – the other way around never works.” -Jan Gehl This quote got me thinking. How many times do we as city advocates hang our hats on a shiny new development as a means to … Continue reading

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Are You Wondering About How to Make Your City Attractive? Here’s How-

Here’s a short video that is worth the time to watch. With “How to Make an Attractive City,” Swiss writer Alain de Botton declares a six-point plan that all cities should follow. The video is a little bit urban design, … Continue reading

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Heritage Hill in Grand Rapids, A Great Urban Place

A colleague of mine recently authored a blog on the Heritage Hill neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Richard Murphy, or “Murph” to his friends, goes into great detail on the important urban elements that make Heritage Hill a jewel in … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Southwest Detroit

*I thought I would share this great piece from my very talented colleague Sarah Craft covering our exciting placemaking work in Southwest Detroit. *** Last week, the League’s Southwest Detroit PlacePlan project took an important step with a three-day charrette, a … Continue reading

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