Category Archives: Walkability

March 6, 2015

Do Complete Streets require complete snow removal?

With many of Michigan's communities recovering from our coldest or snowiest Februaries on record, the Water Hill neighborhood in Ann Arbor is making headlines from The Atlantic's CityLab to the Christian Science Monitor with "SnowBuddy." From their webpage: SnowBuddy is a…
February 12, 2015

Creating a Purposeful New Life for Old Suburban Sites

Dead regional malls, huge vacancies in strip malls, and empty office buildings have been accumulating in American suburbs in recent years. Much of this change can be attributed to suburban demographic shifts. Particularly since 2000, many babyboomers are now empty-nesters,…
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…
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…
July 21, 2014

National League of Cities Conference in Portland

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. Presenting at the NLC…
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…
May 7, 2014

Celebrating Jane Jacobs through Jane’s Walk

Throughout the first weekend of May, it is a time to celebrate Jane Jacobs, an inspirational leader among urban thinkers. It is celebrated through an event called Jane's Walk. These urban walks are locally led walks giving residents the opportunity…
May 1, 2014

Marquette PlacePlans – Baraga Avenue

Marquette's Baraga Avenue two-day charrette was aptly summarized by one participant as, "... a great process, synthesizing the idealistic with the pragmatic." Baraga Avenue's location as the first primary street entering Marquette's downtown and situated across from continuing well-planned and…
1675 Green Road,
Ann Arbor MI 48105
Capitol Office
208 N. Capitol Ave.,
1st Floor Lansing, MI 48933
©2022 Michigan Municipal League LLC. All rights reserved