Category Archives: Green Initiatives

October 29, 2014

Finding the Future of Places in Buenos Aires

During the first week of September, I had the privilege of attending an international conference in Buenos Aires that focused on streets as public spaces and how they can drive urban prosperity. This is the second of a series of three…
May 15, 2014

German McCloy Fellows See Detroit

The German McCloy fellows visited Michigan in late March. The League had planned a very special Detroit itinerary for them, and we were excited to get started. But first things first--we gave them an introduction to the structure of local…
May 15, 2014

Putting Bike-Sharing in Motion

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May 14, 2014

White House Honors “Walking Audit” Pioneer

Dan Burden, a notable long-time friend of the Michigan Municipal League and co-founder of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, has caught the attention of the powers-that-be in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, he was honored with a 2014 White House Champion…
October 24, 2013

National Think Tank Highlights Michigan Cities

This week, the Center for American Progress, in anticipation of the coming anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, released a report highlighting the work of 50 "Storm-Ready Cities" across the country. Storm-Ready Cities are those that have taken steps to plan for…
June 18, 2013

CNU21- A Few Reflections

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Congress for the New Urbanism Conference (CNU21) in Salt Lake City (SLC). I was sure that I would be let down following my barely contained anticipation of the…
May 23, 2013

Transforming Woodward Avenue

First, a brief history lesson. Woodward Avenue, a multi-lane road that stretches over 27 miles, making its way through 11 communities, dates back to 1805 when it was originally platted. In 1909, responding to demand for smoother roads by bicyclists…
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