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  • Center for Community and Economic Development

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48912.

    Description:

    The Center for Community and Economic Development provides a multidisciplinary capacity to respond to the complex, interrelated issues of communities and provides an innovative learning environment for collaborative learning in community and economic development. It is committed to developing and applying knowledge to address the needs of contemporary society in a variety of ways.

     

  • Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

    Location:

    345 Student Services Building, 556 East Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement promotes active learning and outreach, focused on civic engagement, in which students serve with non-profit organizations, health and human service agencies, and educational, governmental and other publicly funded institutions to help meet needs and/or address issues that have been identified by the communities in which the students are involved. Structurally, service-learning and civic engagement at MSU support curricular and co-curricular service-learning, interdisciplinary and cross-unit collaborations related to service, and service-learning in pre-college programs. Over 300 local, national, and international community partners list more than 900 placement opportunities with the Center.

  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC)

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    CERC acts as a hub for program evaluation activity across Michigan State University and provides training in evaluation and community-based participatory research, and conducts formative (planning) and summative (outcome) evaluations. Across local, state, and national arenas, CERC partners with nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government, health organizations, foundations, and other universities. 

     

  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • Get Engaged! A Guide to Getting Involved in Your Community Mid-Michigan (August, September 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays: August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, and September 5, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

    Location:

    Mid-Michigan Community College, Esther C. Room - Main Building - Harrison 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625

    Description:

    The Get Engaged curriculum is designed to reinforce key skills that are important to civic engagement while, offering participants an opportunity to practice putting those skills to use through a facilitated planning process. This program aims to:

    • Increase residents understanding of the process and their role in the local decision-making process.
    • Provide residents tools to communicate effectively on public issues.
    • Empower residents to find creative solutions to local problems and how to build community support.
    • Explore the variety of ways an individual or group can engage in their community.
  • Growth Through Adaptive Reuse Online Modules

    Location:

    Online.

    Description:

    Community planners need to maximize the reuse of community assets when building and shaping their communities. There are three types of adaptive reuse that will be explored: greyfield, brownfield and historical. This module explores how communities can improve their economic future and save their green spaces, which are crucial to sustainable communities by revitalizing urban areas. Unit topics include:

    • Unit AR.1: Introduction to Reusing the Built Environment
    • Unit AR.2: Types of Reuse
    • Unit AR.3: Planning for Reuse
    • Unit AR.4: Brownfields: Environmental Contamination
  • Innovate Michigan! Summit (September 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, September 6, 2018.  8:00 am - Noon. 

     

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Each year, the MSU-EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) invites hundreds of leaders across the state to the Innovate Michigan! Summit and MIC (Michigan Inventors Coalition) Expo, these events bring together economic experts and enthusiasts alike to share, learn, and create unique and innovative approaches to economic development and revitalization in the state of Michigan. The Innovate Michigan! Summit event features presentations on new economic development tools, models, policies, programs, and practices, along with community-university projects from around the state. Participants will gather to prioritize topics and ideas for future REI activities and are invited to join the MIC Expo following the Summit. An evening networking reception will conclude the day.

  • Master Citizen Planner Webinar Series (2018)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below

    Location:

    Zoom Webinar

    Description:

    The 2018 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Using Zoom Webinar, MSU Extension educators will provide an overview of topics of interest to planning and zoning officials. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Each session is available individually or participants can register for all six at once. MCPs will earn one hour of continuing education per webinar.

  • Michigan Citizen Planner Program

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website listed below

    Location:

    Offered in a classroom setting, online, or via video conferencing.  Please see current offerings at the website below.

     

    Description:

    The Michigan State University Extension Citizen Planner Program offers land use education for locally appointed and elected planning officials, and interested residents, throughout Michigan. This non-credit course leads to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. Advanced training through the Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credential is also available. The Citizen Planner Program is offered in a classroom or via video conference setting, or through a convenient self-paced opportunity called Citizen Planner Online.

  • Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement Documents

    Description:

    The reports, guides, proceedings, and periodicals produced by MSU's Office of University Outreach and Engagement:

    help foster a national discussion about what it means for an institution to meet its responsibilities both to the public and to scholarship through community engagement;
    address questions regarding the responsibility of public universities to the constituencies and society they serve;
    help implement the University’s commitment to serving the public with the knowledge resources of a major research university.

  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is a sustainability toolkit designed for planners, developers, community leaders, and the general public concerning the planning of future development in the Tri-County Area and how it impacts our health.  Specifically, it uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to help inform users why or why not a particular development should be built in a specific location.

  • Mid-Michigan Health Impact Assessment Toolkit

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Health Impact Assessment is defined as a combination of procedures, methods, and tools by which a policy, program, or project may be judged as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and the distribution of those effects within the population. HIA identifies appropriate actions to manage those effects.  The HIA Toolkit helps support the HIA process by providing free access to environmental and health data to planners, decision makers, and the public; mapping and visualization applications; and assessment of impacts that will showcase how to integrate an assessment of public health impacts within a greater, dynamic movement towards sustainability in our region.

  • Placemaking Assessment Tool

    Location:

    Online: http://landpolicy.msu.edu/resources/placemaking_assessment_tool 

    Description:

    The Land Policy Institute has released a Placemaking Assessment Tool (PAT) that will continue to help communities develop quality places that are attractive and functional in Michigan.  The purpose of placemaking is to create quality places where people want to live, work, play, learn and visit. Effective placemaking creates or restores a higher quality living environment in key parts of a community through urban development or redevelopment and provides a wider range of living, transportation, entertainment, recreation and related options to existing and new residents in (and visitors to) communities.

  • Planning and Zoning Center

    Location:

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

    Description:

    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.

     

  • Planning, Design, and Construction Workshops and Training

    Location:

    Online, off-campus, and on-site

    Description:

    The School of Planning, Design and Construction works closely with its professions to provide workshops and training on current practices and skills. SPDC offers certified training, online courses and specialized workshops on an ongoing basis, as well as on request to interested groups. Current programs include:

    • Construction Safety Management: to meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements. Offered annually in the summer.
    • Specialized workshops for local, national and international groups. Held in Michigan as well as internationally. Among recent workshops are American Housing and Real Estate for China’s Ministry of Land, and Urban Regeneration for government agencies in South Korea.
    • Online courses are regularly scheduled for Planning and Design Digital Graphics (PDC120), Introduction to Golf Architecture (LA218), and Advanced Golf Course Architecture (LA419)
  • Sustainable Built Environment Initiative

    Location:

    Human Ecology Building, Room 101, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Sustainable Built Environment Initiative (SBEI) (formerly Small Town Design Initiative) began as a pilot in 2013 as a means of assisting communities to address physical planning, design and land use issues (see image right for downtown waterfront pedestrian access in Cadillac, MI). It offers a graphic visioning process that provides citizens with a set of images and recommendations to guide improvements in their community with a sustainability theme. The SBEI builds on the success of the Small Town Design Initiative by providing a “go-to” source for Michigan’s communities for physical sustainable design assistance in community development and land use.

  • The Evaluation Circle Workshops

    Dates:

    Please see the website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative offers two workshops each year that are designed to cover evaluation topics that are often not addressed in the typical graduate curriculum.

  • University Center for Regional Economic Innovation

    Location:

    1615 E. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48912

    Description:

    The MSU EDA University Center for Regional Economic Innovation (REI) at the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development is building a new economic development ecosystem, leveraging higher education assets to support the co-creation, co-application, and dissemination of innovative economic development strategies that promise to yield high-growth entrepreneurship, job creation and economic innovation throughout the state of Michigan!  At the wheel of the REI University Center Ecosystem is the REI Network, a responsive virtual community of over 800 members from the public and private sector that are engaged in strategic partnerships and collaborative learning.

  • Urban Collaborators

    Description:

    Urban Collaborators (UC) aims to address specific topics that affect the vibrancy of our core city neighborhoods with reference to smart growth, livability and community-based social and economic policies that build from within and cater, primarily, to current residents. Within this framework, the UC will address issues of work and entrepreneurship, use of urban buildings and space, organizational capacity building, reinforcing ethnic neighborhoods, creating safe environments and promoting basic community needs, such as: housing, food, education, safety, sustainable built environments, and protection of natural resources.

    The focus of UC is on key urban anchors, along Michigan’s major transportation corridors, including I-96, I-94 and I-75. These communities include Battle Creek, Benton Harbor, Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Pontiac, Port Huron, Saginaw and Ypsilanti.

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