Great Lakes Urban Exchange
Please contact Bill Sell if you wish to add to this page:
The categories of GLUE nationally (thanks, Pat Clark!!)
This is the index here, for starters.
Transportation and Development (has content)
Social Equity (has content)
Green And Sustainable Development (has content)
Regional and Responsive Approaches to Governance
The categories as they came out of Lansing. (thanks, Melissa Kovach!!)
Comments on organizing this site, please:
- Transportation: Affordable, Complete streets: walk, bike, bus (intra- and inter-city); improved transit infrastructure.
- Housing: A range of prices, particularly including moderate-income housing downtown and in new downtown development.
- Development: based upon some of the tenets of the new urbanist style. Walkable. Urban. Reform planning code. Emphasize adaptive reuse/historic preservation.
- Local Enterprise: local entrepreneurship, small businesses, business incubation and support from local government (for example, via the Ingham County Land Bank).
- Social: Diversity, tolerance, open-mindedness, accessibility (e.g., YMCA issue)
- Environmental: Sustainable urban design, e.g., rain gardens, viable watershed, etc. Energy efficiency. Reduced consumption.
- Culture: supportive of local artists. Incentives for creative workers; artist housing. Live/work spaces that foster (or require) interaction/contribution to community, e.g., Avenue of the Arts in Grand Rapids. Russell Industrial Center in Detroit.