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Story Matters: Tyler Buckner explains his job as Safety Ambassador

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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Lott3Metz architecture puts people first

by (erictank)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For the past 13 years, Ted Lott has been evolving professionally as an architect as the city of Grand Rapids expands its growth, contributing to the progressive urban emphasis trending today. "I've always had an interest in urban design,...

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Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. hints at Movies in the Park lineup

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks have revealed a teaser video and public competition as a means of announcing the 2014 lineup for their wildly successful Movies in the Park series. DGRI commissioned local...

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Building city vibrancy

by (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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How accessories can shape the look of your downtown

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP For all that differentiates cities, there is much more that makes them similar.  The secret ingredient to building a city isn’t gleaming skyscrapers, vibrant sidewalks or screeching subways: it’s...

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Story Matters: Kimberly VanDriel shares what convinced her to move back to Grand Rapids

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Kimberly VanDriel...

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Ideas work here: starting big conversations in city planning

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP Civic involvement knows many forms. On a daily basis, citizens choose whether to help shape their local laws and regulations by coloring completely the ovals adjacent to their preferred political representative,...

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Get your Goonie on at Ah-Nab-Awen

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. will be screening its third movie this season at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on Friday, October 18. The Goonies is a family friendly 80's classic about a group of Oregon kids who go on adventure seeking pirate treasure while...

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There goes the fear

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kris Larson Downtowns across the country, including Grand Rapids, have seen a remarkable resurgence of investment and utilization over the past 20 years. National trends in population growth have since confirmed that urban areas are now...

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