Last week the National League of Cities hosted their 2014 State League Staff Workshop in Portland, OR. Here, staff from state leagues around the country gathered to network, learn, and discuss emerging issues in the field. In a workshop co-led by Peder Schaefer of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, I … Continue reading
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Last week, the League’s Southwest Detroit PlacePlan project took an important step with a three-day charrette, a community-based design workshop. Southwest Detroit is known for great food, a lively atmosphere, and local art. Known as Mexicantown, Hispanic culture is evident … Continue reading
Michigan’s new crowdfunding law allows residents to make financial investments in their community through a unique and innovative platform. Known as the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE), the structure provides investors a return on their investment through an ownership stake … Continue reading
As part of the League’s placemaking work, we recently partnered with the city of Berkley and organized a group of residents, business owners, and public officials to brainstorm ways to create a central gathering space in the city’s downtown. Much … Continue reading