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UIX Blog: Crowdfunding data shows patterns by industry

There are more ways than ever now for people to get help funding their projects. Legislation four years ago cleared the way for crowdfunding platforms to help connect those with a need to those who can chip in, and West Michigan is home to many of those connections.


Who will fill the 2nd Ward seat? Candidates tackle development, diversity & more at debate

Whoever takes the office, the community has made clear the importance of housing affordability, diversity, small businesses, and equality in Grand Rapids' 2nd Ward.


The State of the City: Mayor Bliss focuses on racial disparities, affordable housing & more

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, the first woman to be elected to Grand Rapids' highest office, details plans to tackle racism, create more affordable housing and parks, increase support for neighborhoods and minority-owned businesses, and improve relations with police in her first State of the City address.

New Holland

For better (or worse): 10 development projects that are changing the face of Grand Rapids

Whether you’re a west-sider or east-towner,  homeowner or lifelong renter, your neighborhood is probably changing. Here's what some of that change will look like in the days ahead.

Artspace's Mount Baker Lofts

Is affordable artist live/work housing the new normal?

Since Artspace pioneered affordable artist live/work housing in the 1990s, disrupting the SoHo Effect in communities across the U.S., demand for such projects has grown. Which begs the question: Is affordable artist live/work housing becoming the new normal?
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