Best Practices

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Best Practice Case Studies 2017: In order to expand the outreach of the MVPC and capitalize on best practice examples we have gathered over the last four years, we have produced six brief case studies for broad dissemination across our partner networks. The case studies cover the following topics: Live Ypsi, an employer assisted housing program sponsored by Eastern Michigan University; Fare Games, an innovative, inclusive competition to incentivize a restaurant start up in a previously vacant building in Kalamazoo; Eight Mile Boulevard Corridor Keeper Program, a commercial maintenance and façade improvement program spanning 13 communities and three counties; Allegan PlacePop, a series of pop up retail events in downtown Allegan; Detroit Future City’s, A Field Guide to Working with Lots, a vacant lot reuse program; and Genesee County Land Bank Clean and Green, a resident led vacant lot clean up and maintenance program.

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