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How smart of a city is Lansing?

As Lansing works to become a smarter city economically, environmentally, and socially - we can't help but wonder just how we are doing compared to the conceptual view of what makes a city smart. 

What makes a city 'smart,' anyway?

In recent years, urban planners, cross-sector leaders, and city enthusiasts have trumpeted the rise of "smart cities." As that conversation gets louder across here in Lansing and across the globe, we can't help but ask: What exactly makes a city smart? 

Restoration, incubation and the return of the Knapp's Building

The Knapp's Building has always offered Lansing residents a glimpse into the past. Now, as home to The Runway, the first fashion incubator in the state, it's moving the state forward, while helping sustain a piece of Lansing's rich history.

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Eastside

Eastside

With its swath of stable neighborhoods centered along the stretch of Michigan Avenue between downtown and the Frandor Shopping Center at US-127, the Eastside neighborhood boasts an engaged, entrepreneurial and diverse mix of residents and shopkeepers alike. The commercial district along Michigan Avenue hosts popular bakeries, bookstores, coffee shops and ethnic restaurants, while the parks and weekly farmerís market along Kalamazoo Street quickly add new fans.