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Up North, Towns Eye ‘Granny Flats’

May 30, 2007 | By Carolyn Kelly

Homemade apartments help singles, couples, communities...

Dunes’ New Owner Edges Toward Construction Plan

May 21, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

McClendon to tell township where he thinks development is legal...

Did SOP Move Lawmakers?

May 18, 2007 | By Jim Dulzo

Veteran lobbyist praises number, variety of conference-goers...

Riding Rails to Big Rewards

May 4, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

Development booms around Utah’s rapid transit stations...

Idealism, Opportunity Build Hot New Market

April 26, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

New fresh-food economy moves Portland forward...

Forum Tells Michigan: Cuts Won’t Cut It

April 22, 2007 | By Carolyn Kelly

To compete, state must spend more on quality of life...

Young Farmers Defy Ownership Odds

April 11, 2007 | By Julie Hay

Michigan short on innovative assistance...

Saugatuck Citizens Form Alliance to Respond to New Development

April 9, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

Group builds on region’s success advocating for land and natural resources...

Affordable Housing in a Rising Neighborhood

March 25, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

Side by Side at Unity Village...

Good Regional Planners Are Hard to Find

Blog Archive | March 23, 2007 | By Jim Lively

With more than 1,700 local units of government, Michigan is not a state that readily embraces regional planning. Local control is fervently defended. No big government bureaucrat will tell us how to plan our communities....

Wanted: Cheap Land, Good Advice

March 21, 2007 | By Julie Hay

Californian finds both in Farmlink program...

Higher Standards: Why I Will Not Shop Meijer

Great Towns | March 20, 2007 | By Jim Lively

I want to like Meijer. They are a Michigan-based company. They even sell fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. But they flat-out refuse to respect Acme Township’s right to manage growth and maintain small-town character....

The Denison

March 16, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

Incomparable Lake Michigan coastal treasure...

A Link to Farming’s Future

March 14, 2007 | By Diane Conners

Agencies help aspiring growers find land, good advice...

New Faces, New Futures

March 9, 2007 | By Julie Hay

Immigrants, women change Michigan farming...

LUTS: So, What Is Holding up the Parade?

Blog Archive | March 8, 2007 | By Jim Lively

Nearly two years ago, 34 people, including yours truly, formed a new community group with a big mission: launch a Land Use and Transportation Study that would allow people in the Grand Traverse region to work together to figure out how they want the area ...

How Preston Maring Doctors Hospital Food

March 8, 2007 | By Keith Schneider

Employees, visitors flock to onsite farmers market...

What the Heck Is LUTS and How Can It Save the Grand Traverse Region?

Blog Archive | March 7, 2007 | By Jim Lively

You know that sinking feeling we get driving by our favorite orchard and seeing rows of new houses replacing cherry trees? Or when we shop at ugly, new, big-box stores for low prices even though we know we are helping to drive small, local stores out of b...

Clean Lakes Mean Good Jobs

March 1, 2007 | By Andy Guy

Granholm should push feds to fund Great Lakes restoration...

Everglades to Great Lakes: Think Two Shades of Green

February 28, 2007 | By Andy Guy

Florida’s huge restoration helps economy, too...

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