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A Recipe for Community Wealth

A Recipe for Community Wealth

One day, someone new came to town. Let’s call him Sam. Sam was hungry and looking for a meal. He ...
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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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