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  • The Lansing Capitol

    Can we really run government like a business?

    Published on December 5, 2019

    While there are elements of business that can be used to improve government operation, the two are fundamentally different, and we need to remember that neither can, or should, operate just like the other.

  • Wood chip heat

    Published on November 12, 2019

    As older boilers reach replacement age, it’s well worth considering systems that burn renewable and cost-competitive wood chips. Michigan is well-poised to expand this very environmentally-friendly heating fuel.

  • Charrette feedback loops used in the 101 Certificate Training materials from the National Charrette Institute.

    Not all public participation events are charrettes

    Published on November 6, 2019

    Charrette is a very specific type of public involvement system for design and planning projects. Do not be fooled by people calling every public participation event a charrette.

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