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Community Wealth, SaveMICity and Strong Communities

We stand at a unique juncture in history. Across the globe, every country is in the midst of a global ...
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Community Wealth Building – Why Now?

Community Wealth Building – Why Now?

We know that everyone in Michigan is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic in their own way. The Michigan Municipal League has watched our local communities pivot to this critical emergency, providing ...
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Milford Portraits COVID Photo

Creativity that Connects Us

The stay-at-home order has made such a difference for so many staying healthy during the pandemic, but, if we’re being honest, it’s been hard. We’ve felt disconnected, and sometimes bored ...
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Re-Opening the Economy and the Complexities of Downtowns

Re-Opening the Economy and the Complexities of Downtowns

Guest blog by Bruce Katz, Frances Kern Mennone and Gunnar Branson (reprinted with permission from the New Local Urbanism) As the demand for re-opening the economy takes hold, we must ...
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Bike on Bike Path

The Beauty of Biking in the Time of COVID-19

I went for a bike ride today.  It was chilly but sunny so I bundled up and jumped on.  I zipped through my city streets, onto the campus of Michigan ...
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Building Community Through Making Things

Building Community Through Making Things

“Jiffy" Mix featured prominently in my childhood in Chelsea. Visually, of course, as the Chelsea Milling Co’s grain elevators loom over downtown, and also culturally: Jiffy factory tours were a regular ...
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What’s on Your Plate Lately?

What’s on Your Plate Lately?

Food security is deeply embedded in local economic and financial stability, a core tenet of community wealth building, for both households and food producers. During the coronavirus pandemic, that kind of ...
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