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Pattern Book Homes for 21st Century Michigan

What's old is new again—and a beloved chapter in architectural history can be a part of our strategy for tackling ...
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City of Caro Creates a Podcast, Dan Gilmartin a Featured Guest

City of Caro Creates a Podcast, Dan Gilmartin a Featured Guest

The Michigan Municipal League’s Dan Gilmartin talked about the importance of community wealth building on a new podcast that was put together by supporters of the City of Caro located ...
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Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

Lifelong Learning: Troy Councilmember Supports Ukraine at Home and Abroad

A condensed version of this article was published in the May-June 2022 edition of The Review. The war in Ukraine has captured global attention, but for Michigan Municipal League Board ...
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DTE Energy Foundation’s Grant: Invest in Water Now for Generations to Come   

DTE Energy Foundation’s Grant: Invest in Water Now for Generations to Come   

Written by Morgan Schwanky and posted by Matt Bach The DTE Energy Foundation granted $1 million to The Nature Conservancy to fund a variety of projects that will aid the ...
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Logo for the Strongest Town competition, from Strong Towns website

Step up to be this year’s Strongest Town!

Is your community ready to represent Michigan in the Strongest Town competition?  Nominations are open now through February 20 in this international competition hosted by our friends at Strong Towns.  ...
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Cover image of code reform guide, showing arch over Harvey Street, a pedestrian space in Hudsonville, MI

The Biggest Little Fix: Code Reform for Better Places

Last year we released our second “Enabling Better Places” guide with our partners at the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program (RRC). These two guides ...
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2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging

2021 MML Convention Aims to Spark a Community Revival Through Trust and Belonging

The Michigan Municipal League’s 2021 Convention is taking place in person later this month and this year’s focus is around the Community Wealth Building work the MML started last year ...
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Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

Saginaw Fitness Court is Community Wealth Building in Action

This video out of the City of Saginaw caught our eye in a few ways. First, this new Fitness Court opened looks awesome and the way they did a ribbon ...
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Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

Expanding Access to Broadband: The Least Available Essential Utility

“Last mile broadband” is a hot topic as we look back at the last year of widely varying connectivity experiences. Who had access to it, and who didn’t, made a ...
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Outdoor Community Gathering

Community Wealth Building: Taking It to Our Small Towns

“While the effects of the pandemic have been felt unevenly across Michigan communities, it has further emphasized the changing needs of our members.” Over the past year, the League has ...
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'I Am Black History' Series Highlights Michigan Leaders

‘I Am Black History’ Series Highlights Michigan Leaders

The Michigan Municipal League (MML) is very excited about the new story-focused direction of our social media efforts and particularly with our ongoing “I Am Black History” series. If you ...
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