Cities like Ferndale and Detroit are reinventing themselves through placemaking efforts that build on the 21c3 assets. Want to learn how to apply these same concepts to your community? Placemaking will be the central theme among the key speakers at the League's Annual Convention, Oct. 4-7 in Grand Rapids, including: Sadicka White on Physical Deisgn & Walkability, Ernesto Sirolli on Entrepreneurship, Josh McManus on Placemaking and Toby Barlow on Messaging & Technology. Click here for the Convention flyer. Click here to register.

Matt Bach is director of communications for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at (734) 669-6317 or

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