SITIO’s Antonio Fiol-Silva, as faculty member of the Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use, collaborated with the National League of Cities and the Urban Land Institute to study equity in development of public land in Grand Rapids. The national experts spent the week in Grand Rapids to learn more about community plans and programs, local development tools, and conducted interviews with key stakeholders. As part of their investigation they sought to answer: How can Grand Rapids align its community and economic development policies, practices, and incentives to achieve a more equitable city? Antonio Fiol-Silva remarked that there is broad recognition that inequities exist in the city “In this community, all need to have access to opportunity for the community to succeed.”
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