Beautiful Downtown Detroit 2013 Placemaking Photos by Michigan Municipal League
The Michigan Municipal League has identified eight assets that make vibrant communities, such as walkability, cultural and economic development, green initiatives, education, multiculturalism and entrepreneurship. The League is continually visiting Michigan communities to view these assets in action. The league is in Detroit frequently and has created this set to accent the many positive things taking place in Michigan's largest city. Detroit embodies many of the placemaking assets people seek today - an array of businesses, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance from residential neighborhoods, public transit, entrepreneurship, cultural amenities, such as art sculptures, a public gathering spaces, and an overall inviting environment. We took photos on Belle Isle, along the Detroit RiverFront Walk, in Campus Martius, in Cadillac Square, in Hart Plaza, in the Fisher Building, along the Dequindre Cut and many other locations. The League believes that Michigan’s cities are vital to the state’s economic turnaround and that better communities will result in a better Michigan. Learn more at mml.org and mml.org/placemaking. For more about placemaking go to placemaking.mml.org: placemaking.mml.org. You can also visit a placemaking blog by League CEO Dan Gilmartin called www.economicsofplace.com/. For more about the League and what we do go to mml.org.