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From the voices of many, one vision emerges

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   Over the past year, I’ve spent a good deal of time speaking to audiences across the country about citizen engagement within the context of city-building. My postulation concludes on the assertion that...

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Building consensus: public engagement strategist to address justice, equity, involvement in city planning

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 at 6 p.m., the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series continues with "Economic Development and Equity" at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). This second event will feature Don Edwards, Principal of...

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

by (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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GR Forward Thinking continues series with noted urbanist Don Edwards

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, December 4 at 6 p.m., the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series continues with "Economic Development and Equity" at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). This second events will feature Don Edwards, Principal of Justice and...

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Renowned urbanist to kick off Speaker Series this Thursday

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m., the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series will kick off with its first event, "Planning with Bold Vision" at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). This first of five events will feature Jennifer...

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Window Wonderland Competition to light up downtown for holiday season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NEWS

The Window Wonderland competition will begin its second year on November 13 as local art students partner with downtown businesses to create spectacular window displays over the holiday season. Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Kendall...

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Downtown day camp provides kids opportunity to shape our city

by (lwells)

Submitted 11-05-2014 under VOICES

It wasn’t the layers of grime on my son’s face and clothes or the continuous recap of a day spent on the farm at Blandford. Nor was it the tie-dyeing of t-shirts or Friday afternoon vegetable sale that stirred something inside me about...

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Getting connected

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 10-28-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Last week, a local media outlet ran a story with a quote that read, “Not everybody is excited about walking a few blocks to and from their workplace.” Contextually, the quote referenced a Downtown...

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GR Forward seeks public input about downtown, Grand River corridor

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under NEWS

On Friday, October 17, GR Forward will host its first open house event in the CWD building at 50 Louis Street downtown. The event will begin at 4 p.m. and go until 8 p.m. with activities designed to garner feedback about the future of the Grand...

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Last Movies in the Park to show double feature

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under NEWS

The last of this summer's popular Movies in the Park will take place on Friday, August 22 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Screening of the voter's choice, The Sandlot, will start at dusk. Following that, Jurassic Park will screen. Both films were...

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