A Creative Placemaking Summit

June 11, 2015
Arts Council News

The Arts Council's work revolves around creative placemaking initiatives, and we want you to be part of the conversation! On Thursday, October 8, 2015 we will present a full-day event surrounding the placemaking topic and bringing together great minds and ideas!

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URC Universities Magnets for Top-notch Talent

June 03, 2015
University Research Corridor

A new study, "Attracting, Fostering, and Inspiring Talent for the Global Economy," reports that the URC (University Research Corridor) universities (Michigan State, Michigan, Wayne), ranked among the nation's top research clusters as first in medical degrees, total degrees awarded and second in advanced degrees in high-tech fields, boast a worldwide network of more than 1.2 million living alumni, more than half of them living in Michigan. 


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American Makeover Trailer for Episode 3 - The Spirit of Detroit

May 11, 2015
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)

Published on May 1, 2015 - American Makeover is excited to release the trailer for episode 3--The Spirit of Detroit. The film is in the fundraising stage to produce the following full story about Detroit: 

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Effective Civic Engagement and other “How-To” Guides

May 01, 2015
Michigan Municipal League

Effective Civic Engagement is a key element in community improvement. Involving residents in placemaking discussions and decisions helps ensure successful projects throughout the implementation process.  This guide offers best practices and examples from the Michigan HUD Sustainable Communities.  Investing in communities is critical to long-term economic development, and Michigan’s future depends on its ability to attract and retain active, diverse and engaged residents. Local governments must foster the dynamics of place to become thriving communities in the 21st century.

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Please register for the 2015 Michigan Creative Educators Summit!

May 01, 2015

A great event that celebrates Michigan K-12 innovation and creativity. The theme of this year's Summit is "Merging the Worlds of Business and Education" to create more learning opportunities for students. Also, the inaugural 2015 Michigan Innovative Educator Awards will be given to recognize the outstanding contributions by educators inside and outside the K-12 system. Teachers are encouraged to bring up to ten students for free! Please register and help spread the word:


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