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Mayor discusses city chickens, term limits, police relations on City Connection

Submitted 01-05-2015 under NEWS

Mayor Heartwell answered questions about the new term limits, backyard chickens and more live on Monday night, for his monthly show City Connection.


From the voices of many, one vision emerges

Submitted 12-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Engaging in new ways with our community has enabled the GR Forward team to draft a vision statement for our downtown and riverfront areas.


Catalyst Radio: Paschka's audio and community interests lead him to WYCE

Submitted 12-19-2014 under NEWS

After serving with two Grand Rapids arts organizations, AJ Paschka finds that being the new station manager of WYCE is a natural progression.


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

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

Don Edwards, Principal at Justice and Sustainability Associates in DC, will be visiting Grand Rapids on Thursday for the GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series.


GR Forward Thinking continues series with noted urbanist Don Edwards

Submitted 11-25-2014 under NEWS

Prominent public engagement strategist Don Edwards will speak at the second evening of the GR Forward Thinking: Speaker Series.


Plaster Creek Stewards stepping out: Connecting Grand Rapids with Sarnia, Okayama

Submitted 11-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards has been recognized for environmental advocacy, and shares accolades with other award winning programs worldwide for efforts to educate community and facilitate action to restore vital watershed.


Grand Valley Ford team "goes further"

Submitted 11-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

A team of Grand Valley State University students created a video to tell the story of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit organization that propagates, archives and reforests species of ancient trees.


Renowned urbanist to kick off Speaker Series this Thursday

Submitted 11-18-2014 under NEWS

GR Forward will host a series of five speaking engagements open to the public. The first, entitled "Planning with Bold Vision," will be lead by Jennifer Keesmaat, the Chief Planner for the City of Toronto.


Imagination Creations Hair & Vintage celebrates decade of success

Submitted 11-18-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

As Imagination Creations approaches ten years of business, owner Heather McGartland shares what it takes to be successful and sustainable as an independent shop keeper.


Beyond Eating Local: OKT's Food Justice Class begins this Saturday

Submitted 11-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free, 5-week OKT Food Justice Class starts this Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to noon at Garfield Park Lodge.