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“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 […]

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“Keep Ypsi” Keep Ypsi what, you ask? Good question. Here’s some ideas from Hillary about how to invest in local business.

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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: […]

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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 Jennifer¬ís hip […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lest Ann Arbor’s ruling class think they’ve got it figured out: “Cities across the state have lost large numbers of adults age 25-34 from 1990 to 2000. According to the census: – Lansing lost 12,067, or 54.7 percent from 1990 to 2000; – East Lansing lost 27.6 percent or 4,601; – Ypsilanti fared better, losing […]

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