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Grand Rapids Riverwalk at Dusk: Placemaking in Action Summer 2014 | by Michigan Municipal League (MML)
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Grand Rapids Riverwalk at Dusk: Placemaking in Action Summer 2014

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. Here are photos from a stop in Grand Rapids in July of 2014. The weather was perfect and we happened upon a downtown blues music concert featuring Larry McCray. Great crowd and great times. Having live music in a public space is a great way to draw people to a downtown to patron in the local shops and restaurants. It was a fantastic placemaking activity. 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. For more about placemaking go to You can also visit a placemaking blog by League CEO Dan Gilmartin called For more about the League and what we do go to


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Taken on July 8, 2014