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A Civic Gift

Historic Preservation, Community Reinvestment, and Smart Growth in Michigan

September 10, 2003 |

A Civic Gift was researched, written, and published by the Michigan Land Use Institute in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). It was funded by the SHPO, Michigan Historical Center, Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. The SHPO sponsored this project to foster greater understanding among Michigan’s citizens, business people, civic leaders, and elected officials about historic preservation’s ability to stimulate vigorous economic development. This revitalizes cities while respecting communities and their histories, and helps to curb sprawl.

Charlene M. Crowell, Policy Specialist
Andrew Guy, Organizer/Journalist
Keith Schneider, Deputy Director

Jim Dulzo, Managing Editor

Gail Dennis, Art Director

The Michigan Land Use Institute gratefully acknowledges the assistance and guidance of Brian Conway and Amy Arnold of the State Historic Preservation Office in the preparation and editing of this report.

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The activity that is the subject of this project has been financed completely with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries. However, the contents and opinions herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior or the Department of History, Arts and Libraries, nor does the mention of trade names or commercial products herein constitute endorsement or recommendation by the Department of the Interior or the Michigan Department of History, Arts and Library.

This program receives Federal financial assistance for identification and protection of historic properties. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, as amended, the U.S. Department of the Interior prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in its federally assisted program. Michigan law prohibits discrimination on the basis of religion, race, national origin, age, sex, marital status, or disability.

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