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Today, after months of hard work, we launch On Board (OnBoardMI.org). What’s On Board? For local officials, it’s a secure database they can use to more easily manage information about local boards and commissions. For residents like you and me, it’s a website we can use to find information about these bodies and get involved.
A few weeks ago, Atlantic Cities shared their “Urbanist Buzzwords to Rethink in 2014” and across the nation, planner types reacted. Here at the Suburbs Alliance, we spent some time debating the merits of the choices, the authors’ arguments and suggested alternatives, and how their list applies to our neck of the woods. We agreed to compile a list of our own, but a few staff decided they’d rather use the opportunity to champion or defend a particular word. (What can we say? We’re positive thinkers!) So here’s our list of terminology to reconsider in 2014.