Here’s a seminal case study on urban agriculture by Michigan food policy expert Megan Masson-Minock.
A concise overview of Michigan’s Right to Farm Act, by Wayne Whitman, environmental manager for the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The tool kit for fighting Phragmites includes state laws, building codes, zoning ordinances, noxious weed ordinances and stormwater management rules.
Augusta Township in southeast Michigan has established zoning standards for solar energy installations.
LED sign regulations should control brightness and the frequency or interval of message change (dwell time) and establish controls on animation, scrolling, blinking, or flashing.
Of course your planning commission or zoning board meeting needs an agenda and minutes. What else must you do – or not do – to serve applicants fairly and protect your community?
Through the Michigan Municipal League, Carlisle/Wortman professionals offer training on a full range of planning, zoning and community development subjects.
Carlisle/Wortman Associates collected ideas and comments for Bay City’s master plan at a May 25, 2016 open house. People can also comment using an online mapping tool.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision says that municipalities can’t regulate signs based on their content but location, composition and duration can still apply.
In this compelling TED talk, Amanda Burden, the New York City planning director who spearheaded the High Line Park, describes the essential role of public spaces with a human scale.