Planning and Zoning Center


The Planning and Zoning Center is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education, and consultation on best practices for community planning and development control. It works both independently and in cooperation with many other groups both on and off campus to build a sustainable Michigan. The goal of PZC is to improve the quality of life in the state of Michigan through sustainable development based on proper planning and the application of appropriate land use policies and development regulations. It seeks to play a major role in improving the institutional and legal structure for state, regional, county, and local planning and development regulation in the state of Michigan through applied research, outreach and training, serving citizens, public and nonprofit organizations, government, and the academic community.



Human Ecology Building, 552 W. Circle Drive, Rm 112, East Lansing, MI, 48824


State, regional, and county planning and development officials; public and non-profit organizations; agricultural industry professionals; researchers and academic professionals.


MSU Extension and MSU's Land Policy Program house the Planning and Zoning Center (PZC).

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