Thriving communities are a key to Michigan’s long-term success and sustainability. If we are going to compete globally in the 21st century, then it is critical to create communities that can attract and retain talent and enterprise.
We’ll discuss the League’s Partnership for Place agenda and the increased support for placemaking locally with League Executive Director and CEO Dan Gilmartin, University of Michigan’s Debra Horner and State Representative Gretchen Driskell. The Partnership for Place agenda proposes a commitment of action between the State and its municipalities that will facilitate Michigan’s economic growth and allow for the development of places to provide key services and amenities that contribute to a high quality of life. Also, a recent study released by the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy shows that more local governments than ever before are utilizing placemaking as an economic development tool in their communities. Finally, we’ll discuss what this means for advancing state policy changes here in Michigan.
Better Communities Better Michigan The Podcast!
The Michigan Municipal League is the one clear voice for Michigan communities, working in Lansing and throughout the state for the unique and vibrant places where people want to live. From state policy to cutting edge local initiatives, we’ll discuss issues that impact us all, and identify key strategies to promote highly adaptable, economically competitive communities that are ready to face the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.