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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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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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Ypsi immigration interview: Valerie Bieberich

I’m thinking that, from now on, I should draw new Ypsi residents, in addition to interviewing them. I think it would be particularly interesting in those cases when I’ve never met the individual face-to-face. (I think it would make my email interviews a lot more interesting, if, in addition to asking questions about why folks […]

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Ypsilanti immigration interview: Michael Geminder

As you know, over the past few weeks, I’ve been interviewing people who have, for one reason or another, chosen to leave the Ypsi/Arbor area in hopes of making a better life somewhere else. While I think I had a pretty good sense as to why people generally leave our community, I thought that it […]

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