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  • Citizen Planner Advanced Academy Annual Program (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 7, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.

     

    Location:

    Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The 2018 Citizen Planner Advanced Academy theme is: The Return on Investments in Your Community: Planning for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Land Uses). Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and careful decision-making. Many popular projects consume resources while other developments generate tax revenue but might be less desirable. Whether its placemaking, the sharing economy, renewable energy systems, medical marijuana facilities, or other hot topics, local leaders must understand what their community wants, who pays for it, and how it impacts the municipality.

    The morning session will feature a keynote panel of private developers representing various industry areas. Hear from their point of view on working together through municipal land use approval processes. Two afternoon sessions will focus on skills that local leaders can use in their communities. Participants will learn from MSU educators and each other about the range of considerations necessary to decision-making and how to improve your community's engagement in the process.

  • Citizen Planner on the Web (April, May 2018)

    Dates:

    Tuesday evenings on: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2018.

    Location:

    • Norway City Hall (Central Time), Conference Room B, 915 Main Street, Norway, MI 49870; and
    • Luce County District Court (Eastern Time), 407 W. Harrie Street, Newberry, MI 49868.

    Description:

    This six session series covers land use education and training. This series will be the introduction of the newly revised and updated curriculum for this premier program.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

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