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  • Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

    Location:

    115 Manly Miles Building, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The mission of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability is to develop and maintain a center of excellence that integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography, and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national, to global scales. The objectives include: conducting cutting-edge research on emerging issues related to ecological sustainability; training new generations of leading scholars for interdisciplinary research; and disseminating research findings across the globe.

  • Citizen Planner Advanced Academy (June 2019)

    Dates:

    June 5, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

     

    Location:

    East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and thoughtful public engagement. Build your confidence in addressing the hot button land use issues by learning and practicing a range of effective engagement tools at this year's Citizen Planner Advanced Academy. This year's program includes special guests, a walking tour, new engagement tools and our always popular Annual Case Law and Legislative Update.

    Master Citizen Planners will earn six (6) educational credits; the annual requirement.
    You are a Master Citizen Planner if you have completed the Citizen Planner course, taken the Master Citizen Planner Exam, completed a capstone presentation, and received a Master Citizen Planner certificate.

  • Innovate Michigan! Summit (August 2019)

    Dates:

    Thursday, August 29, 2019.  8:00 am - Noon. 

     

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Innovate Michigan! Summit will feature presentations on innovative economic development tools, models, programs, and policies from around the state. Following the Summit, participants are invited to stroll the MIC Expo and network at the evening reception.

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

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