Antiques in Old Town Lansing Placemaking Photo by Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League represents Michigan's cities and villages and is constantly visiting them. Here are some photos of the League's recent visit to Old Town Lansing to view how this revitalized section of Michigan’s state capital city is using art as a focal point for placemaking. Arts and Cultural and Economic development (www.mml.org/resources/21c3/econ_development.html) is one of the eight “placemaking” assets the League has identified that make up vibrant communities. For more about placemaking go to the League’s website mml.org and visit the page about our Center for 21st Century Communities: www.mml.org/resources/21c3/about.html. You can also visit a placemaking blog by League CEO Dan Gilmartin called www.economicsofplace.com/. In addition, the League’s 2012 Convention taking place in October on Mackinac Island will focus on how Michigan communities of all shapes and sizes can implement placemaking assets. It’s easier than you may think. For details on the 2012 Tools of Placemaking Convention go to convention.mml.org (www.mml.org/events/annual_convention/).