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Like Food, Local Music Can Grow Economy

Thriving Communities | April 30, 2015 | By Hans Voss

Traverse City has shown that anything is possible. The arts are a growing and important part of our local culture and economy. Now it’s time to ramp up the local music scene to a level that meets the high standards of our terrific town ....

MLUI takes third place in national fundraising challenge

Pipeline, Enbridge | March 14, 2014 | By Hans Voss

Two weeks ago, MLUI was selected to participate in a fundraising challenge offered by Moosejaw and Patagonia through Crowdrise. We raised a total of $21,778 for our cause from more than 225 people! On behalf of everyone here at MLUI, I’d like to thank eac...

Hans Voss: Choosing TCL&P’s New Director Is a Big Deal

TCL&P | February 14, 2013 | By Hans Voss

Our message is clear: TCL&P board members should look far and wide for a new director, attract the best candidates possible, and interview them with wide-open minds and complete transparency. Like every utility today, Traverse City’s is at a crossroads. I...

Prop 3’s Lessons—and MLUI's Next Steps

Proposal 3, Power to Change | November 7, 2012 | By Hans Voss

Despite a tough loss on Prop. 3, we remain optimistic here at the Institute. We’re ready to work toward solutions, and we’ll keep on pushing forward toward our clean energy, pro-environment, pro-economy vision....

Why we need the 25 x 25 renewable energy plan

Power to Change | September 4, 2012 | By Hans Voss

In November, Michigan voters can point toward a bright economic and environmental future by approving “25 x 25,” which requires that 25 percent of Michigan’s energy come from renewable sources by 2025....

Michigan’s Awakening Regionalism

October 27, 2006 | By Hans Voss

Smart Talk...

Smart Talk

November 14, 2005 | By Hans Voss

The Verdict on Smart Growth...

Smart Talk

April 5, 2005 | By Hans Voss

Norman, Meet Ralph and Jeanne!...


March 9, 2005 | By Hans Voss

Two Organizations, One Melody...

Smart Talk

July 7, 2004 | By Hans Voss

Like Rolling Stones...

New Era, New Attitude

March 17, 2004 | By Hans Voss


Smart Talk

October 8, 2003 | By Hans Voss

Ready, Set, Goals!...

Smart Talk

June 16, 2003 | By Hans Voss

The Lowdown on Motown...

Once In A Generation

March 24, 2003 | By Hans Voss

Four steps to success for Michigan’s Smart Growth council...

Smart Talk

March 24, 2003 | By Hans Voss

Now’s the Time...

Institute, State Chamber Study School Location Decisions, Development Patterns

October 25, 2002 | By Hans Voss

Joint research project links education, land use, economy...

Comprehensive Planning and Development of Oil and Gas Resources Beneath the Great Lakes

May 23, 2001 | By Hans Voss

A Process for DNR minerals management and interagency coordination...

What About “Sound Science?”

April 12, 2001 | By Hans Voss

On Great Lakes drilling, Engler administration rejects own principles...

Hold Back the Drills

March 20, 2001 | By Hans Voss

Energy solutions shouldn’t include destruction of state’s natural treasures...

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