Throughout the first weekend of May, it is a time to celebrate Jane Jacobs, an inspirational leader among urban thinkers. It is celebrated through an event called Jane’s Walk. These urban walks are locally led walks giving residents the opportunity to … Continue reading
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Why do some places seem to produce more innovation than others? Author Stephen Johnson and Knight Foundation are diving in to that question, with an answer that seems awfully familiar: it’s about having attractive spaces in vibrant downtowns where lots … Continue reading
Marquette’s Baraga Avenue two-day charrette was aptly summarized by one participant as, “… a great process, synthesizing the idealistic with the pragmatic.” Baraga Avenue’s location as the first primary street entering Marquette’s downtown and situated across from continuing well-planned and … Continue reading
Midtown is Detroit’s fastest developing neighborhood. With stability from Wayne State, the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System, the two-square-mile community has a daytime population exceeding 50,000, according to a 2010 report (so the number is likely much … Continue reading