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Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Giving rise to the familiar downtown skyline of Michiganís Capital City, the downtown district is centered on the stateís Capitol dome, the surrounding high-rises and office buildings, and Washington Square. This strip of Washington Avenue hosts trendy restaurants, power-broking pubs, law school hangouts, coffeehouses, and lots of quaint local shops.

Downtown Features

Zines harness print and a DIY ethic to empower cultural and self-expression

With a boost from the do-it-yourself ethos, some writers, artists, and activists in the Capital region are departing from the digital and employing simple means of production to create, publish, and distribute a new generation of zines.

Mingle: creating a space for Lansing's diverse array of young professionals

How do new residents connect with other young professionals in the Capital region? Mingle is an up-and-coming new networking group that is dedicated to creating a fun, friendly, and encouraging environment for young professionals from diverse backgrounds.

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. 

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.

Shift to urban living kindles interest in leading the tiny life

Immersed in an ever-changing economic landscape, millennials and baby boomers are exploring ways to live simpler lives in more efficient spaces. In Lansing, new developments and traditional neighborhoods provide a wealth of opportunity for those looking to live small.
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