Michigan’s recreational facilities and tourism products are responding to some of the same demographics targeted by the state’s placemaking initiatives.
Communities of all shapes and sizes will benefit from the information in a free, 600-page placemaking guidebook from the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.
When it comes to transportation planning, there are some new rules in town.
Since 2009, “22 percent of all new income property development (in Michigan) has located in the 2.7 percent of land that is walkable urban,” the study says.
Highlights from Robert Gibbs’ 2012 “Principles of Urban Retail Planning and Development,” with special focus on what traditional downtowns must do to attract national retailers.
Envision your community as a sit-able place as well as a walkable one and see what it does to your policies and plans.
Agencies throughout the state are capitalizing on the Great Lakes and Michigan’s waterways.
The population is aging, challenging communities to meet the changing needs of people 65 and up. Longtime planning consultant Dick Carlisle discusses the implications and offers some solutions.
The state of Michigan is focusing on strategic placemaking, but there a two other approaches that may suit your community, says Land Policy Institute’s Mark Wyckoff.