"Native Kids Ride Bikes" artist to talk on gentrification, public space at Civic Studio

by (civicstudio)

Submitted 11-01-2015 under NONPROFITS

Urbanization and new developments in Grand Rapids are bringing up many questions and uncertainties, while sparking conversations of gentrification and rights to public space. With these concerns, Civic Studio is inviting the public to engage in a...

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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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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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