Category Archives: Community Wealth

February 27, 2023

Takeaways from Holland’s Residential Electrification Program

Many municipalities are working to become more sustainable, including steps towards cleaner energy. With newly available state and federal funding, there are opportunities to jumpstart decarbonization initiatives and projects for the betterment of their communities. By making changes now, communities…
September 19, 2022

Pattern Book Homes for 21st Century Michigan

Download the guide: This Used To Be Normal What's old is new again—and a beloved chapter in architectural history can be a part of our strategy for tackling Michigan's shortage of homes. To that end, the League offers This Used…
August 15, 2022

Why Place Matters

Placemaking has continued to show the importance of creating a quality of life that attracts people to a community. This draw allows for better economic development. Without place, there is no community – no development. The Michigan Municipal League is…
February 9, 2022

Step up to be this year’s Strongest Town!

Is your community ready to represent Michigan in the Strongest Town competition?  Nominations are open now through February 20 in this international competition hosted by our friends at Strong Towns.  The competition highlights “towns and cities who are doing the…
January 11, 2022

The Biggest Little Fix: Code Reform for Better Places

Last year we released our second “Enabling Better Places” guide with our partners at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program (RRC). These two guides provide a strategy for communities of all sizes to examine…
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