Community & Economic Development
Number of Programs: 3
June 5, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
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.
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.
Human Ecology Building, Room 101, 552 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824
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.