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City vs. Suburb Reading Material

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The Brookings Institution has some interesting reading material (reports) regarding many of the topics we discuss here, such as:

Downtown Revitalization Techniques

Retail in Urban Areas

Benefits of High-Density Developments

Real Estate Development

Community Reinvestment

and a bunch more

Check out the reports HERE, if you'd like to be more informed of issues affecting Grand Rapids and other cities.

The first one for you: 10 Steps to a Living Downtown.

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The Brookings Institution has some interesting reading material (reports) regarding many of the topics we discuss here, such as:

Downtown Revitalization Techniques

Retail in Urban Areas

Benefits of High-Density Developments

Real Estate Development

Community Reinvestment

and a bunch more

Check out the reports HERE, if you'd like to be more informed of issues affecting Grand Rapids and other cities.

The first one for you: 10 Steps to a Living Downtown.

More good reads are on here: http://mlui.org/

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One of the things that I was surprised that they did not address in much detail was the importance of the public / private cooperation. Downtowns thrive when private organizations and public municipalities are able to work in cooperation to achieve the best result. Some cities have been trying to do this for years with DDA

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