Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns


Edible Gardens in Durand

In the latest episode of In My Downtown, community members from the City of Durand discuss the success of the downtown edible gardens and...

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The Lathrup Village DDA is now accepting applications for the DDA & Special Projects Manager.

Under the supervision of the DDA Director, the DDA Manager performs a variety of duties related to the City’s Main Street community...

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Grosse Pointe Park DDA

Grosse Pointe Park is seeking a TIFA/DDA Director. It is an Administrative position under the general supervision of the City Manager and...

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Placemaking Projects

Recently, the MDA spotlighted three member communities and their outstanding placemaking projects. In this article by Issue Media Group,...

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MDA Blog

Making Great Places, East Jordan Downtown

Master Planning at a Crossroads At the time of writing its Master Plan, East Jordan was at a crossroads. Redevelopment opportunities were...

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Changing Winter Attitudes

With social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 mitigation measures still in effect going into the winter of 2021, the cold weather continues...

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SMART Services

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is Southeast Michigan's regional bus system that connects riders to...

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What Can Downtowns Learn from Cell Phone Data?

The rapid acceleration of technology in our daily lives has not only created greater accessibility to information and services but has also...

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