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Richard Florida visits Ann Arbor, advocates for affordable housing, warns “When places get boring, even the rich leave”

Richard Florida, the man credited with popularizing the belief that the so-called “creative class” is the primary driver of urban redevelopment, was in Ann Arbor yesterday to address a regional economic forum hosted by Ann Arbor Spark. As I didn’t take very good notes, and don’t have the time this evening to provide anything even […]

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Awesome Toronto: putting a bounty on the head of Mayor Rob Ford

In my capacity as Dean of the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation, I found myself spending an hour or so this afternoon cruising around the web, checking up on other Awesome Foundation chapters across North America. And, in the process, I found something interesting. Our associates in Toronto, it would seem, have decided to go rogue. […]

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“Hmmm…. Maybe I don’t have a problem after all.”

[The quotes noted above are from British television cook Nigella Lawson, who was called on to testify in British court yesterday about a number of things, including her cocaine use. And the fellow at the bottom, for those of you who might not recognize him, is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who, like Lawson, has been […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Gillian Ream

Apparently, people keep moving to Ypsilanti… Today’s interview is with a young woman named Gilliam Ream. MARK: When did you move to Ypsilanti, and what brought you here? GILLIAN: We (my partner Adam and I) moved here in July 2011. Honestly, coming to Ypsi was just a happy accident. We were planning to stay in […]

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