Tag Archives: Urbanism

Progress in the Mitten State

Yesterday a bi-partisan group of over 20 state legislators accepted the Michigan Municipal League’s invitation to meet at Quicken Loans HQ in downtown Detroit to discuss talent and place. Noted economist Joe Cortwright detailed the linkages between talent attraction and … Continue reading

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Why the War on Infrastructure?

in·fra·struc·ture (ˈinfrəˌstrək(t)SHər/) noun the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise. The United Arab Emirates has announced over US$300 billion in construction projects (pipelines, ports, … 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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Economics of Place: The Art of Building Great Communities

This book goes beyond placemaking as a concept, to offer real-world examples of economic drivers and agents of social and cultural change in Michigan’s own backyard. They represent some of the many place-based catalysts that can spark the kind of … Continue reading

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