Placemaking in Northern Michigan
Placemaking is a community-based approach involving the discovery and implementation of practices that make our communities distinctive, economically viable, accessible, and visually pleasing. Placemaking capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration and potential, creating good public spaces that promote people's health, happiness, and economic well-being.
Placemaking in Northport
Northport, Michigan is working with Leelanau Township on an initiative called Designing and Achieving Our Potential to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for local residents. One of the priorities of the initiative is to make Northport a place that will attract more year round businesses and families. Watch the video to find out more.
Placemaking in Harbor Springs
Harbor Springs, Michigan is using Placemaking to make improvements to the community. Watch the video to find out more.
the Community Placemaking Guidebook
The Community Placemaking Guidebook follows the tenets of New Designs for Growth and The Grand Vision. It is designed to empower local citizens and unique collaborative groups in communities across northwest lower Michigan with the community pride and Placemaking toolkit that offers critical approaches to creating and managing successful public spaces. The level of a community’s local pride plays a significant role in the quality and maintenance of local places, an overall sense of place and identity, and ultimately economic prosperity in the global economy.
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See the video, Placemaking in Northern Michigan:
Presentations from the 2012 Placemaking Summit
|Arts and Culture Placemaking:
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, Michigan
|Arts and Culture Placemaking|
|Attracting and Retaining Investment:
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
City of Cadillac
|Form Based Zoning:
|Form Based Zoning|
|Incorporating Placemaking in the Master Plan:
|Main Street Renaissance|
|Place Based Master Planning:
|Placemaking and the Master Plan|
Placemaking for Pedestrians:
|Placemaking for Pedestrians|
|Recreation and Placemaking:
Parks, Recreation, and Tourism as Placemaking
|Recreation and Placemaking|
|Attracting and Retaining Investment
Elk Rapids (view Prezi online)
|Placemaking and Investment|
Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.
- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission