MAP: Making Great Communities Happen
The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501 c 3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.
MAP Board of Directors adopts Social Equity Policy. Download a pdf. version of the policy here.
Spring Institute 2014| March 27, 2014 | Lansing Radisson
- Arthur C Nelson, FAICP, Presidential Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah
- Todd Zimmerman, Co-Managing Director, Zimmerman/Volk Associates
- Chris Leinberger, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
Law and Ethics AICP CM credits, and a new customized intensive community engagement and public participation workshop. Learn more here.
MAP's Annual Meeting was held at the annual conference, Planning Michigan 2013, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Downtown Kalamazoo on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
Association information provided to members included:
- The fiscal year end Annual Report and Financial Report
- MAP's 2013-2014 President, Paul Montagno, AICP, was announced.
- New Board of Director's members: Congratulations Mary Campbell, AICP, Sharlan Douglas, APR (incumbent), Eric Dueweke (incumbent), Jeff Hagan (incumbent).
Additionally, the 2013 Planning Excellence Awards were awarded at the annual banquet on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013. For the full list of award recipients, CLICK HERE.
Spring Institute 2013: Strategic Partnerships for Equity | The Shared Values for Planning and Philanthropy was held on May 23, 2013.
National speakers Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, and Myron Orfield, Professor of Law; Director, Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity, University of Minnesota and several state experts shaped the day's thought-provoking discussion.
MAP collected a tremendous amount of valuable information from participants during the gallery walks, the word cloud exercises, and through information networking. Please click here to access this information.
The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. With this as its mission, MAP offers the following planning principles for consideration to all cities, villages, townships, counties and regions in Michigan. These principles were developed and advanced nearly 20 years ago and are just as relevant today in defining what constitutes quality community planning.
Download a pdf. version of the Community Planning Principles.
View or Download (MS Word format) a sample resolution that can be used to adopt these principles in a community.
View a complete list of communities that have adopted the principles. You can become one of the elite members of our principles communities list by downloading the principles and sample resolution for use in your meeting. Once adopted please transmit a copy of the signed resolution of minutes to the MAP office.
Michigan Planner E-dition AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The E-dition continues to deliver valuable information on planning basics and current planning trends through a wide variety of featured topics. Each E-dition includes articles about planning and zoning procedures, policies, and applications (particularly useful to newly elected andappointed officials), combined with more advanced topics (for the veteran planner). These articles will often contain links to additional resources and web sites, allowing you to explore topics in as much or little detail as you wish.
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July 2013 E-dition
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November 2011 E-dition
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Your community's planning officials don't have to spend money on gas to drive very far to attend MAP training programs. MAP's on-site workshop program brings the training to you. At an on-site workshop an instructor comes to your location, at a time and date convenient for your participants, and presents a comprehensive educational program, addressing the specific needs of your community. Click here to learn more about the program.
Thank you to our Corporate Members!
The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the associationís mission, and provides recognition to the corporate member who says: I want MAP to be more involved, I want MAP to have a louder voice. Click here to view MAP's current Corporate Members and learn how your company can join at this membership level.
This page last updated on 3/10/2014.