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 has an office in downtown Lansing so we’re there all the time. Effective placemaking doesn’t happen just when the weather is nice. Here are some recent photos on a recent chilly and rainy spring afternoon. Despite the weather people are still out and about in Lansing using this very walkable downtown to enjoy its many businesses, restaurants, shops. Lansing is a great town that utilizes many of the placemaking assets people seek today - an array of businesses, restaurants and shops within easy walking distance from residential neighborhoods, entrepreneurship, cultural amenities and an overall inviting environment. 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.
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