From Railroads to Parks

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Here's a wonderful re-use of an old railroad corridor. This photo was taken by a photographer named David Bakerfaia. 

Can you imagine how this idea could eventually play into the redevelopment of Escanaba's North Shore? Think of all the railroad tracks that run next to Little Bay de Noc and up the mouth of the Escanaba River. How about abandoned tracks near the fair grounds? Perhaps a small pedestrian park in the midst of franchise row on Lincoln Road near K-Mart?

The possibilities are unlimited.

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Youth & Rural Revitalization

Actively engaging youth and their families toward both personal fitness and community involvement will slow drain of rural population migration to urban areas.

One of the ways this youth engagement is accomplished in Delta County, Michigan is through family-oriented, community health and fitness events. See The Salvation Army Home Run as an example.

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Home Run Events is a forum for solutions that create Sustainable, Healthy, "Inclusive", Neighborhood Environments (SHINE) in our communities - beginning with the homeless.

We aspire to relocalize rural economies through affordable net-zero energy housing, local organic agriculture and financially self-sufficient social services programs.

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