Items Tagged with 'urbanism'


What are the ingredients of an urban community?

July 29, 2013
One person can make a difference. Many of us together — as diverse individuals who share a common space — can transform a city. Read More

Can Grand Rapids stretch to become a model city?

May 6, 2013
Decades ago, our city’s leaders and visionaries dreamt of a Grand Rapids that was far greater than it was at the time. Unfortunately, I was not at those meetings, but I often wonder what those conversations sounded like. Read More

Does the creative class create urban growth?

Urban development heavyweights Joel Kotkin and Richard Florida got in a kerfuffle at The Daily Beast recently over the role of the creative class in urban growth. Read More