Placemaking is Economic Development

webinar-flyer-placemakingAfter years of economic decline, Michigan’s cities needed rebuilding, but officials knew they had to take a new approach if they wanted their communities to be economically sustainable. Recognizing the potential of placemaking to attract and retain talented workers and businesses, Michigan is using strategic placemaking (combining the tools of smart growth and new urbanism) to target places and accelerate revitalization.

In this webinar, experts Jim Tischler and Mark Wyckoff explained how strategic placemaking and broad stakeholder participation is improving the quality and amount of redevelopment in Michigan’s urban centers, and how these strategies can be implemented in other cities.


James Tischler, FAICP, policy director of the State of Michigan Collaborative Community Development operations at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and former director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority’s Community Development Division.

Mark Wyckoff, FAICP, senior associate director of the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute

For more information on this webinar and its content, please contact Cristina Davia:, 410-767-4943

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