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Jeff Speck on the “walkability dividend”

I hesitate to post one more article about how great Portland is, as doing so just makes me feel that much worse about this state in which I’m currently trapped, but I just happened across a short interview between Richard “I speak for the creative class” Florida and Jeff Speck, the author of the new […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Josh Chamberlain

Tonight’s interviewee is Josh Chamberlain. I first met Josh when he was about eleven years old. If I’m not mistaken, it was at his sister Amelia’s first birthday party, probably right around the time that the black and white photo of them to the right was taken. Josh turned out to be a pretty incredible […]

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The U-M architects charged with envisioning Ypsilanti’s much anticipated recreation center share their designs, and discuss why this “new civic anchor” is so important to the future of the city

As I think most of you know, a team of University of Michigan architects and their graduate students were approached some time ago and asked to envision what a new Water Street recreation center might look. Having completed their design concepts, they will be presenting their work to the citizens of Ypsilanti at SPARK East […]

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Bike Ypsi celebrates another year of kicking ass with its big Spring Ride on May 6

This summer, just a few months after their big, annual Spring Ride, our friends at Bike Ypsi will be celebrating their sixth anniversary of pedal-powered awesomeness. In light of that accomplishment, I thought that I should reach out to Natalie Holbrook and Kristen Cuhran, who were instrumental in wrangling together this highly-motivated pack of bicycle […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Adam Gainsley

A few weeks ago, as a part of our ongoing Ypsilanti Immigration Interview project, I spoke with a young woman named Gillian Ream, who had just recently moved to Ypsilanti from Ann Arbor with her software-developer boyfriend. Well, today’s interview is with said boyfriend, Adam Gainsley. Please join me in welcoming him to Ypsilanti. MARK: […]

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