placemaking http://michiganradio.org en How to keep young talent in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/how-keep-young-talent-michigan <p>One of leading topics of statewide conversation is how to keep young professionals and college grads in Michigan.</p><p>Lately on Stateside, we've heard talk of "placemaking," ways to make cities more attractive to young people.</p><p>That's one of many ideas being tossed around in the quest to prevent "Brain Drain."</p><p>Writer Natalie Burg recently published a <a href="http://bridgemi.com/2013/04/brunch-with-bridge-been-here-and-there-but-michigan-is-best-for-young-and-young-at-heart/">guest column in Bridge Magazine</a>. At the age of 31, she is writing from the perspective of those young people we're trying to keep in Michigan. And she thinks some of these strategies aren’t going to do the trick.</p><p>Natalie joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 20:37:10 +0000 Stateside Staff 12766 at http://michiganradio.org How to keep young talent in Michigan Creating a sense of place http://michiganradio.org/post/creating-sense-place <p>Michigan&rsquo;s realtors say communities need to rethink how they design and use&nbsp;public spaces. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They say it could affect Michigan&rsquo;s future economic growth.</p><p>It&rsquo;s a concept called<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placemaking"> &lsquo;placemaking&rsquo;.</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The idea is to make public spaces, like small parks, into places people want to be that become magnets for business investment.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:46:17 +0000 Steve Carmody 6215 at http://michiganradio.org Creating a sense of place