Tag Archives: Urbanism

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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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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