The Rapidian


Madcap Coffee Company launches Zero Waste program

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NEWS

Madcap is working with two Grand Rapids businesses to ensure a more environmentally-friendly disposal of its material waste.


Clean up Eastown

Submitted 06-17-2013 under NEWS

Eastown Business District needs volunteers to help spruce things up on Friday afternoon before their big event, Bizarre Bazaar.


Lessons in placemaking

Submitted 06-11-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks shares some lessons they are learning on the front lines of placemaking


Repurpose former Public Museum

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Site:Lab has created a jurored contest to breathe new life into the former home of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.


Identify urban trees at Blanford

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

A Citizen Forester workshop on tree identification will be held at Blanford Nature Center through Friends of Grand Rapids Parks.


Build a better city

Submitted 06-04-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Public participation is the key to "making" a place. Here's a look at lessons from the recent Re:STATE event and how you can begin your journey as a "placemaker."


Re:STATE transforms city block to better serve neighborhood needs

Submitted 05-23-2013 under OPINION

Urban advocates transformed State Street into a destination filled with useful public spaces, several local shops and various events.


Well House scores $257,000 Kellogg Foundation grant

Submitted 05-21-2013 under NEWS

Well House receives a $257,000 grant for two years from The WK Kellogg Foundation.


Join us: Storytelling as city-building

Submitted 05-18-2013 under OPINION

The Rapidian is a platform not only for the placemakers, but for the "place shakers." Join me in supporting The Rapidian during their spring fund drive that runs through this weekend.


DITA hosts Education Day for local students at Wealthy Theatre

Submitted 05-16-2013 under NONPROFITS

For hundreds of students, the opening piece from this year's TRIP THE LIGHT event became the centerpiece for a dynamic object lesson about the impact of light and sound on a visual experience.