Here is the piece I wrote for Infrastructurist.com which challenges the way we think about statistics. In cities that Newsweek magazine declared to be “dying” we have seen amazing amounts of life and activity. Recall the recent post that showed New Orleans was the “coolest city for startups”; on Newsweek’s list, New Orleans was the #1 dying city.
Check out the piece which includes the amazing Grand Rapids Lip Dub – if you have not seen the video yet, you must check out the incredible response that Grand Rapids came up with to being declared a dying city.
Muskegon continues to show the love!
They improved existing planters.
Thanks to the Downtown Mobile Alliance and Mayor Sandy Stimpson for a lovely visit to Mobile!
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Really enjoyed sharing the stage with Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver. And thanks to our moderator, Winter Haven Asst. City Manager TMichael Stavres.
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