Blog Archives

More Middle Housing Choices Coming to Ferndale

May 25th 2017

Part I: More Housing Choices Are Coming to Ferndale (Ferndale Mayor Pro Tem Melanie Piana, May 25, 2017, orig. May 18, 2017 at Meltropolis.com) Housing for All Ferndalians & Income Levels This is a two part blog post on the development growth spurt and new housing in Ferndale. In Part One: I explore why new […]

Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Blocks Symposium June 6

April 21st 2017

Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Blocks Symposium June 6 (EVENT page) Birmingham: Announcing a symposium on Neighborhoods: Placemaking’s Building Block June 6 at the Birmingham Community House. Maurice Cox, the Planning Director for the City of Detroit, is our keynote speaker. Mr. Cox will discuss his recent master plans for Detroit’s neighborhoods, including his theory on “20-Minute […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]