Office of the Great Lakes to host community conversations on draft Water Strategy

June 26, 2015
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

The Office of the Great Lakes is hosting five Community Conversations to discuss the draft Water Strategy that was released on June 9, 2015. Information about the draft Water Strategy and upcoming Community Conversations is available at The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the draft Water Strategy and discuss opportunities for involvement in implementation.

We look forward to your participation in these important discussions to realize a positive future for Michigan and its water resources.

Comments on the draft Water Strategy are due by Friday, August 28, 2015.

Written comments on the draft Strategy may be submitted to the Office of the Great Lakes, DEQ, P.O. Box 30473, Lansing, Michigan 48909, by fax at 517-335-4053 or by emailing

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Introducing “The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Michigan Metros”

June 24, 2015
Smart Growth America

Walkable real estate development projects and places are on the rise nationwide. LOCUS has looked at how these trends are playing out in Atlanta, Washington, DC, and Boston. Today, we’re excited to unveil the fourth report in our WalkUP Wake-Up Call series.

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A Creative Placemaking Summit

June 11, 2015
Arts Council News

The Arts Council's work revolves around creative placemaking initiatives, and we want you to be part of the conversation! On Thursday, October 8, 2015 we will present a full-day event surrounding the placemaking topic and bringing together great minds and ideas!

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URC Universities Magnets for Top-notch Talent

June 03, 2015
University Research Corridor

A new study, "Attracting, Fostering, and Inspiring Talent for the Global Economy," reports that the URC (University Research Corridor) universities (Michigan State, Michigan, Wayne), ranked among the nation's top research clusters as first in medical degrees, total degrees awarded and second in advanced degrees in high-tech fields, boast a worldwide network of more than 1.2 million living alumni, more than half of them living in Michigan. 


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American Makeover Trailer for Episode 3 - The Spirit of Detroit

May 11, 2015
Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)

Published on May 1, 2015 - American Makeover is excited to release the trailer for episode 3--The Spirit of Detroit. The film is in the fundraising stage to produce the following full story about Detroit: 

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