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Ten Planning Lessons from Detroit’s Corktown Neighborhood


Some planning lessons learned from one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Detroit. A city’s oldest neighborhood can also be a leader in its revival. The historic site of a former major league stadium (Tiger Stadium) can enjoy a … Continue reading

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Take me out to the ballgame…from the balcony


Greater Lansing can now claim to be a national and global trendsetter in innovative urban design, as construction has begun on The Outfield – a new mixed use development, including 80 residential units, overlooking the outfield of Lugnut’s Stadium (officially … Continue reading

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The sins of suburban stadium sprawl


The following blogpost seemed timely and appropriate with the Super Bowl coming up this weekend in Glendale, Arizona, a large suburb of Phoenix. More on Glendale at the conclusion of this post. Quite often among the planning world there are debates on … Continue reading

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Team themes


In certain cities, the major league professional sport franchise nicknames can follow a common theme – either partially or entirely. The themes can range from various animals to rhyming/similar terms to historical events and legendary icons in local history.  Included are teams … Continue reading

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The world’s most boring sport


Consider this an early warning to all current and future parents. Unless want to be driven to complete and utter boredom, make sure you do not sign your kids up for….Tee Ball (or T-Ball). Oh my goodness, if there was … Continue reading

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My favorite stadiums


Last night I watched a very interesting and entertaining program on PBS about the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park in Boston. I highly recommend the special. The show got me to thinking about what my favorite stadiums are (or were) and … Continue reading

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