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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

by (Andy Guy)

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The traffic congestion choking rival cities like Austin, Texas is no problem here in uber-accessible Grand Rapids. We cherish and celebrate the "get anywhere in 20-30 minutes" fact of West Michigan living. Our opportunity and...

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Movies in the Park begins June 5 with E.T.

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Movies in the Park begins this Friday June 5 with E.T. at Ah-Nab-Awen Park. Started as a community idea in 2013, Movies in the Park has quickly become a signature event in downtown Grand Rapids. "Film titles for Movies in the Park is crowd-...

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DGRI to bring leading public space designer to Grand Rapids

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

Update from DGRI: "GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series: Dan BIederman DELAYED** Due to a family emergency, Mr. Biederman is unable to visit Grand Rapids this week. The Speaker Series will be re-scheduled in the near future, so please stay...

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Love matters: GR Forward speaker says love important factor in city-building

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. is bringing Peter Kageyama, noted speaker and author on civic engagement and the creative class, to Grand Rapids next Thursday, February 12, for the next in their "Forward Thinking Speaker Series"...

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"Movies in the Park" dates set for third season

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-27-2015 under NEWS

Movies in the Park, which has become a summertime staple since its beginning in 2013, has released event dates for the 2015 season. Last year, attendance for the event reached a new high with more than 5,000 people present at the finale double-...

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DGRI to bring champion of data-driven goals to speaker series

by (Holly)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

This Thursday, the GR Forward Thinking: Speaker Series brings Theresa Reno-Weber, Chief of Performance & Technology for the City of Louisville, Kentucky for a presentation at 6:00 p.m. at Kendall College of Art and Design's Old Federal...

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GR Forward Thinking continues series with Theresa Reno-Weber

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-06-2015 under NEWS

On Thursday, January 15 at 6 p.m. GR Forward will continue its "GR Forward Thinking Speaker" series with Louisville based Chief of Performance Improvement for the office of the mayor, Theresa Reno-Weber.  Reno-Weber holds a bachelor...

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Vintage charm lights up Jefferson Avenue

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under NEWS

Jefferson Avenue is currently decorated with vintage Christmas lights and ornamentation with a nostalgic charm. From Fulton to State Street, trees lining Jefferson Avenue are strung with the large opaque bulb lighting. Lamp posts are adorned with...

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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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