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Connecting Detroit’s assets through strategic placemaking

April 11, 2013

Placemaking and community planning may play out more powerfully in Detroit than anywhere else in the country, combining to take important roles in right-sizing existing networks for a smaller population and building citizen buy-in to Detroit’s future form and function by offering meaningful venues for engagement, strengthening bonds of social…

The ‘fierce urgency of now’: Getting the climate question right

April 9, 2013

Climate change and our response to it is one of the great social issues of our day – one that will be part of almost every profession as well as the heart of political and civic activity. (University of Michigan Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program Lecture Series address.) 

Healthy Beverage Initiative Toolkit

March 22, 2013

This toolkit was prepared by the Health Promotion Policy department staff of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, with collaboration from the National Association of County and City Health Officials and input from health advocates around the country. The work was undertaken with support from Kresge’s Health Program…

Art X Detroit showcases Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows

March 6, 2013

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is back, drawing eager crowds into Midtown Detroit through Sunday, April 14. The free, five-day event celebrates arts and culture in Detroit and the creativity and craft of Kresge’s Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows working in the visual, performing and literary arts. This time…

Creative Vitality in Detroit: The Detroit Cultural Mapping Project

March 4, 2013

A report commissioned by The Kresge Foundation’s Arts and Culture Program to create a baseline of data about metropolitan Detroit’s creative economy and cultural assets. The report catalogs a broad range of creative industries and occupations, as well as resources like festivals and events, cultural organizations and facilities.

Creative Placemaking

January 31, 2013

A white paper for The Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a leadership initiative on the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the United States Conference of Mayors and American Architectural Foundation. Ann Markusen, Markusen Economic Research Services, and Anne Gadwa, Metris Arts Consulting. NEA 2010.

Re-visioning the student-success ecosystem in South African higher education

January 22, 2013

What can South African universities, higher education leaders, the business community, ordinary citizens and government do to help create an environment where all students succeed? And what role can donors like The Kresge Foundation play in supporting that effort? (Address at the University of Pretoria.) I’m deeply grateful for the leadership…

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