How-To Manual for Application Process

With reductions in municipal staffing levels and varying types of land use applications, many communities are looking for ways to streamline application processes and procedures. Application procedure manuals can be a useful tool for staff, residents, developers, and consultants offering a “one-stop shop” for land use applications. These types of instructional booklets can be geared […]

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Placemaking and Place-Based Investment

In the most recent edition of the Michigan Planner, published by the Michigan Association of Planning, Richard and Benjamin Carlisle explore the relationship between quality places and investment. The authors maintain that placemaking can be used to encourage people to invest in their community. Placemaking is a simple concept: people choose to live in places […]

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