Category Archives: pop up placemaking

April 29, 2015

PlacePlans: What have we learned so far?

We're proud to be part of Michigan's leadership in building on place, but that doesn't mean we're content to rest on our laurels or pretend we've got everything figured out.  We're still learning as we go, and updating our practice…
January 7, 2015

Placemaking Happy Hour & Panel Discussion

Placemaker and CEO of Adelaide, Australia Peter Smith is coming to Michigan to speak at the Michigan Local Government Managers Association Winter Institute at the end of the month. Because he's traveling so far, we figured we better take advantage…
April 9, 2014

A Foolish Celebration – Bringing Art to the Streets

A Foolish Celebration – Bringing Art to the Streets from Michigan Municipal League on Vimeo. I got goose bumps watching giant paper mache creatures come to life, limited only by their creator's imagination. It was the 8th annual Festifools, an…
November 7, 2013

A Few of My Favorite (Placemaking) Things

As I travel around to different cities and places, my camera is always ready to capture that "aha" moment.  You probably have things in your own back yard, but don't see them because you walk by them every day. But…
September 5, 2013

Transit Envy

When I think of great transit, I think of European cities. That doesn't mean we don't have a few good examples in our own country, but the best examples seem to be overseas, countries that have been investing less in…
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…
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