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  1. Lean Urbanism for Local Government

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    Andrés Duany, co-founder of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU), discusses the prospects for New Urbanism within local government. Andrés suggests that local communities need to be more…

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    • Physical Design & Sustainability - Charles Marohn, Strong Towns

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      Charles Marohn, known as "Chuck" to friends and colleagues, is a Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Minnesota and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners…

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      • Arts & Culture A Catalyst for Change - Mason County Sculpture Trail

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        Cultural economic development is one of the eight key assets of the League’s Center for 21st Century Communities (21c3) that can help create sustainable, dynamic places, attract and retain talent,…

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        • Urban Thoughts - Why is Detroit the coolest city on earth?

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          Describing his five and a half hour tour of Detroit that he had taken that morning, he stated that it was “eating his brain and blowing his mind”. And he meant that in a good way! Although…

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          • Creating Vassar's Vision

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            Vassar is a unique place. The small city, with a population less than 2,700 people, had six new businesses open in just over a year. The one-block downtown now offers a variety of experiences with…

          • Jeff DeGraff and Competing Values Framework

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            Jeff DeGraff, the Dean of Innovation, discuss the competing values framework at the Michigan Municipal League's 2012 annual convention. In the world of innovation, you want "constructive…

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            • Building Fantastic Places

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              They built fantastic places because that's what they needed to do in order to survive and thrive.

            • Downtown: The Heart & Soul of a Community - West Branch Fabulous Fridays

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              The Michigan Municipal League strongly believes that investing in our communities and downtowns is the key to Michigan’s economic growth. Research continues to show that “place”…

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              • Rogers City—Placemaking: Dancin’ Downtown

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                2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - Rogers City: In 2012, many exciting new businesses opened in Rogers City utilizing approximately 10 percent of existing store fronts and buildings. The streetscape…

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                • Fenton, Holly, & Linden—Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail

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                  2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - Linden, Fenton and Holly The Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail represents intergovernmental cooperation, recreational opportunities, and economic development.…

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                  • Imlay City—SEED Economic Gardening

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                    2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - Imlay City: In 2010, Imlay City began the process for developing a strategy to foster economic development. The city came up with a plan focused on these…

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                    • DeWitt—Community Showcase

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                      2013 Community Excellence Award Finalist - DeWitt: The 1st Annual 2012 DeWitt Community Showcase was held in DeWitt in April of 2012. This event is the true definition of collaboration in the finest…

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