As the Millennial Mayors Congress’s executive committee decided in March, we’ll be testing out a variety of methods for mapping vibrancy this summer. These small-scale projects will gather information and experience that we can use to create our final regional vibrancy maps, explore how Millennials view metro Detroit and their favorite places, and show us which…Continue
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On Thursday, March 29, the Millennial Mayors Congress executive committee heard from a panel of vibrancy mapping experts and made some decisions on how to move forward with our latest initiative. Read on for meeting takeaways, next steps and continuing questions for discussion.
Our expert panel featured David Mieksztyn from Data Driven Detroit (filling in for Kurt Metzger),…Continue
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The Millennial Mayors Congress is forging new ground with its regional vibrancy mapping initiative, as detailed in a recent blog post. The Congress charged me, Valerie Bieberich, intrepid staffer, with researching what vibrancy mapping means and how we might go about doing it. I've been finding some really interesting stuff on community mapping projects, creative representations of space, and ways to track…Continue
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Did you see our transit valentine yesterday, sent to the four county executives, Mayor Dave Bing, and the Governor? If not, check it out below, along with some of the lovely transit-inspired poetry. Feel free to pen your own ode to the proposed regional transit authority in the comments. …Continue
On Saturday, December 3, 2011, the Millennial Mayors Congress formally adopted its Millennial Vision for Metro Detroit. Member cities will now shift to implementing the vision. At this meeting, the Congress also voted on our next initiative, the first step towards achieving the ambitious goals laid out in the vision. In 2012, we’ll be taking on regional vibrancy mapping.
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Brian Hartwell is the Mayor Pro Tem of Madison Heights, a practicing attorney and the current chair of the Millennial Mayors Congress.
Madison Heights voters trusted me, a bright-eyed 25-year-old law student, to serve on city council four years ago. Then, two years after I…Continue
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The Millennial Mayors Congress debuted its Millennial Vision for Metro Detroit this past Saturday, October 22, at the Detroit Beer Co. Millennials painted a holistic picture of their ideal future, focusing on six different issue areas: economy,…Continue
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This summer, the Congress has expanded on its Millennial engagement survey findings to forge a new vision for prosperity in metro Detroit. Beginning with the six top issues pulled from last year’s survey— economic opportunities, vibrant places, transportation, education, environment and government—the Congress organized three focus groups in order to obtain a better picture of how young metro Detroiters prioritize these issues in creating their ideal communities.
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The Millennial Mayors Congress is convening a series of four focus groups in the month of June to explore Millennial priorities for metro Detroit's future. The focus groups are part of the Congress's regional visioning initiative, an effort to define a region that encompasses the needs and desires of not only the governmental officials we work with, but also of the young people who live in our cities.
If you're a metro Detroit resident between the ages of 18 to 35, make your voice…Continue
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DETROIT – The Millennial Mayors Congress, a partnership of city officials and young community leaders, has finalized a regional energy savings initiative that sets a 25 percent reduction goal for local governments’ non-renewable energy usage by 2015.…
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Inspired to get involved with the Millennial Mayors Congress? Your city can participate by completing the three easy actions outlined below. For each of these, the Suburbs Alliance provides support to make the process simple and smooth for the city. The Mayor Agreement…Continue
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