Category Archives: Walkability

May 1, 2014

Live-Work Programs Can Boost Economic Development

Midtown is Detroit's fastest developing neighborhood. With stability from Wayne State, the Detroit Medical Center and Henry Ford Health System, the two-square-mile community has a daytime population exceeding 50,000, according to a 2010 report (so the number is likely much…
March 6, 2013

Crunching the Numbers on Aging in Michigan

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently held the 2013 Age-Friendly Communities Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here are some eye-opening facts on the aging American populace, with an emphasis on Michigan, which illustrates why it makes good economic…
February 19, 2013

Global Design Can Inspire Local Solutions

Imagine a natural disaster knocking out your local power and telephone grids. A city in the Republic of Congo has planned ahead for that potential problem, with a system that combines solar-powered street lighting and internet access in a wireless…
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