Here is a great article about residential development in Lansing that again reflects where the housing market is headed as we get deeper into the 21st century.
Now I'm going to say that I and my colleagues at the MML "told you so", but we have been telling whoever will listen that prosperous communities of this century look and feel far different than those of the last century.
In order to understand why, you have to understand demographics and the market shifts that are occuring. Such knowledge has been central to our message about the use of place-based strategies through mechanisms like the League's "Center for 21st Century Communities."
How many more of these kinds of articles are necessary before policy makers and the broader development/real estate community get it.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail