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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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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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Two Projects Show How ‘New Urban’ Concepts Can Aide the Motor City

The two projects linked below are excellent examples of how rethinking infrastructure deployment in downtowns can have a major impact on an area. The first link reveals how state and city leaders are studying the possibility of removing a stretch … Continue reading

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