Michigan Prosperity Agenda:What is Placemaking and What is MSHDA’s Role in It?
Program Explores How to Make a Better Michigan
The Michigan Prosperity Agenda is a monthly radio show that challenges listeners to help make Michigan a better place to live, work and play by creating vibrant and prosperous local communities. It has aired on News/Talk 760 WJR at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month since 2010.
OUR NEXT SHOW airs at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 on News/Talk 760 WJR, but you can listen now by clicking the links below. We’ll be talking about the importance of moving toward a more vibrant Michigan through place making efforts across the state and discussing efforts to promote affordable housing, revitalize some of the struggling communities and attract new investment.
Claire Nelson, publisher of Model D, found her way to Detroit a decade ago after studying architecture and urbanism at Smith College and Columbia University and living and working in Chicago, New York, Paris and Washington, D.C. Before joining Model D, she ran a retail shop in Midtown called Bureau of Urban Living. As the co-founder of Open City, Declare Detroit, and Mind the Gap, she is passionate about walkable neighborhoods, independent retail and public space.
Scott Woosley, MSHDA Executive Director
Scott Woosley was recently named Executive Director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA). He was a former real estate financial developer in Rochester and is now in charge of managing the agency that promotes community development and affordable housing in Michigan. Woosley is a principal and one of the founders of Labor-Management Fund Advisors LLC, a Troy-based full-service commercial and residential real estate advisory firm. He talks about MSHDA’s efforts to attract new investment from outside Michigan and other efforts of the organization he leads.
Ed Dalheim, MarCom Awards
Ed Dalheim of the MarCom awards talks about the recent MarCom Award for outstanding achievement in marketing and communications received by this radio program. The MarCom Awards area administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.
Please note: The first portion of this segment is the conclusion of Scott Woosley's talk. Ed Dalheim's segment can be found during the final three minutes of the segment.
Luke Forrest, Michigan Municipal League
Luke Forrest is the Michigan Municipal League’s Project Coordinator for the Center for 21st Century Communities. He talks about PlaceMarket, an effort led by the League and Little Things Labs. PlaceMarket will bring together a network of people who understand how to take urban ideas to action.