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Panel discussion around women supporting women in Grand Rapids shows leadership growing stronger

by Carol Shirey (Carol Shirey)

Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION

There were a lot of women-centered events in our city during the month of March, not only because March is Women’s History Month, but also because getting women together for lunch and discussion is just a really good idea. This past Tuesday...

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Own our city: Toronto's Chief Planner shares window into ingredients for civic change

by Holly Bechiri (Holly)

Submitted 12-01-2014 under NEWS

"You can't participate if you don't know what's going on," says Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto and renowned urbanist. "Building understanding is the most important thing you can do if you want to...

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Neighborhood Park Planning provides glimpse at community priorities, demographics

by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Starting in late September, eight neighborhoods worked to complete new concept plans for their parks. Neighbors, stakeholders, and the broader community were invited to help create and verify park concept plans and identify priority improvement...

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Building city vibrancy

by Kristopher Larson (krislarson)

Submitted 04-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Great cities can be experienced in many different ways. Upon approach, we can be visually awed at the sheer stature and silence of a skyline. Buildings stand proudly, lights twinkling, their silhouettes combining...

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Local architect and urban designer works to reimagine Grand Rapids

by Renato Delos Reyes (Renato)

Submitted 12-10-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Mark Miller is in the business of city building. And he and his associates at Nederveld, Inc. are hoping to continue reimagining the City of Grand Rapids. While working at Nederveld, Inc. as a senior architect and urban designer, he has worked on...

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