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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 adopted Land Use Policy. †Book is available here†here.

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.

MAP Completes PAR (Plan, Access, and Redevelopment) grant project.

In 2012, MAP received grant funding from the CS Mott Foundation and MSHDA to a deliver a planning program to integrate three distinct focus areas into a process that had a foundation in placemaking: transportation, planning, and redevelopment.†

The hope was to better connect these often disparate planning functions into a cohesive whole and to provide a how to guide for local planners to replicate the process in their communities. ††

A comprehensive guidebook was developed which summarizes the findings of the national literature search, and also presents project principles, best practice language for each focus area, and tools and resources.†The project is now complete and plans have been delivered to two pilot communities:† Bay City and Coldwater. †

Click here for more resources from the PAR Project!

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.†

Read on... and enjoy†this member benefit, electronically available for your ever-changing needs.

July 2013 E-dition

May 2013 E-dition

†March 2013 E-dition

January 2013 E-dition

November 2012 E-dition

September 2012 E-dition

July 2012 E-dition

May 2012 E-dition

March 2012 E-dition

January 2012 E-dition

November 2011 E-dition

September 2011 E-dition

July 2011 E-dition

Save Gas Money! MAP Workshops Come to You

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 4/22/2014.
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