U-M planning student and fellow blogger Murph was pleasantly surprised by what he found at a local Washtenaw County Planning meeting targeting professionals: there appears to be a professional consensus that well-built, vibrant urban neighborhoods are desired in the area: ” … The third major theme, and here’s where it gets interesting, was advocacy. In […]
“Blog it Forward” The idea is simple: pick one blog you read and briefly recommend them. That person then does the same. Started, apparently, by this person: “The rules are really simple. For those of you who are new to this, all you have to do is pick someone from your blogroll and post (on […]
“Keep Ypsi” Keep Ypsi what, you ask? Good question. Here’s some ideas from Hillary about how to invest in local business.
Next March, Dr. Richard Florida (the author of the book that is popularizing “creative class” economic development theory) will be leading a “Regional Transformation Process” for the Detroit area. The corporation-heavy, top-down event seeks to create One Giant Master Plan, since that has worked so well for Detroit in the past. They’ve launched a website: […]
Here’s Ypsi blogger Mark Maynard’s take on all this cool cities madness: ” … The secret, it seems to me, is to find places with the right demographics, proximity to cultural events, and yet affordable space. Right now is a good time for Ypsi. There’s a lot of energy, as is evidenced by Jennifers hip […]
While I’m sure you’ll hear plenty from me about today’s cool cities conference, here’s some media: > Michigan Radio discusses Ypsilanti and “cool cities” (via Steve) I also heard that there was an NPR piece with Richard Florida and Governor Granholm that “talked about Ann Arbor a lot,” I haven’t located it anywhere on the […]
In addition to Peter Allen’s Broadway Village project, there seems to be a lot of interesting activity in the area just across the river from Kerrytown. After attending a community meeting, Brandon posts the following: “The most interesting thing I learned is actually in the works already. Mr. Jim Moran, who told me he was […]