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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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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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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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Story Matters: LJ Smith rediscovers Grand Rapids citizens, events

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-18-2014 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. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Story Matters: Eric Curry encourages positivity, community involvement

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-14-2014 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. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: pretzel-bun-with-pork theme emerges in day four

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 07-13-2014 under OPINION

Wrapping up our assignment to try all of the Grandwiches, our team of four finishes with the offerings from the following establishments: Founders Brewing Company, Cottage Bar, J. Gardellas, HopCat, Buffalo Wild Wings, Taco Bar Company, SpeakEZ...

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Grandwich 2014 sampled: First seven sandwiches swing strongly towards sweet or salty

by (Holly)

Submitted 07-09-2014 under OPINION

This week, four Rapidian reporters are trying every Grandwich they can in the first week of the competition. The Grandwich competition runs from Tuesday July 8 through July 27. Top 10 sandwiches are determined by public vote online, and on August 1...

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The changing constitution of livability

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 06-10-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP I spend a lot of time thinking about demography. As a science, the field amounts to population measurement and planning - which, generally, means developing an understanding of how future generations will plan to...

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Story Matters: Renata Horvath applies GVSU learning in urban design to work at DGRI

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-17-2014 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. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. The Rapidian's...

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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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