I have two kids under the age of 4, so with the recent bout of super cold weather, I have been watching more than my fair share of “family movies”. These include the usual Disney hits as well as several films featuring the Muppets that I have now seen dozens of times. This past Sunday, […]
The story of Flint, as made infamous in Michael Moore’s Roger & Me, has been that of decline and hopelessness. However, the Imagine Flint Master Plan is beginning to change all this by providing the community with a single, united vision and the guidance needed to help transform Flint into a vibrant sustainable community. People and […]
The Imagine Flint Master Planning Process was awarded the 2014 Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach by the Michigan Association of Planning! Outreach and community engagement served as the foundation for the Imagine Flint planning process. Over 5,000 Flint residents and roughly 6,000 community members attended one of over 300 master plan events. Some key […]
In the current economic climate, both the private and public sector are facing difficult challenges of meeting service demands on increasingly limited resources. It is essential for municipalities and private developers to fully understand the relationships between economic conditions and existing and future development potential. Ultimately, a market study should illuminate these relationships and be used as a tool to ensure that resources are utilized efficiently over the short- and long-term.