Placemaking has been a buzz word on the lips of many in northern Michigan, and that's certainly due to the help of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments' efforts to help local communities work on placemaking. Recently, the council was recognized nationally for its resources on the issue.
The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) has received a 2012 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Northern Michigan Community Placemaking Guidebook.
NWMCOG released the Guidebook earlier this year to provide information and resources to help communities implement placemaking. It includes case studies of placemaking projects in six northern Michigan communities.
For the whole news release, go here