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Stellar Communities Program Offers More Than Financial Benefits

Posted on April 6th, by Aletha Dunston, AICP in Comprehensive Planning. No Comments

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Indiana’s Stellar Communities Program is a dream come true for planners. Although it has the opportunity to inspire millions of dollars in investment in your community – Stellar is more than a grant. Stellar is a designation bestowed upon two …


Placemaking Matters in Creating Resilient Downtowns

Posted on July 8th, by admin in Downtowns. No Comments

By: Michael Burayidi, Ph.D.

There is a shift in thinking in downtown redevelopment. Rather than simply revitalizing downtowns, the new thinking is to make downtowns resilient. Revitalization is a reactive strategy and seeks primarily to fix current downtown problems. Revitalization …