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The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501 c 3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.

 


Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing
June 11, 2015

Hawk Meadows Golf Course

Plan to participate in Michigan Association of Planning's Scholarship Golf Outing on June 11! Play in the shot gun scramble, sponsor the event, or make a direct donation to the scholarship fund. 



Vote YES on May 5 Road Funding Ballot Proposal

The Michigan Association of Planning says VOTE YES on Proposal 1; it is Michigan’s best chance to get safer roads and protect efforts that are important to planners and local government interests. Read MAP’s position statement of support HERE.

This proposal is a bipartisan compromise that increases financial support for transportation while not harming schools, cities and other important environmental priorities. If it fails, these priorities will be at risk.

The official ballot language approved by the Board of State Canvassers is available here.

This solution provides a dedicated source of funding to fix our roads now and in the future. Proposal 1 would guarantee an additional $1.2 billion to make MI's roads and bridges safer. 

 

Proposal 1 has three strong guarantees:

  • Every penny you pay at the pump in state gas taxes is constitutionally guaranteed to fund transportation.
  • Road builders would have to provide warranties on the roads they build, so taxpayers aren't forced to pay for improper repairs.
  • Every penny in the School Aid Fund is constitutionally guaranteed for K-12 schools and community colleges.

 

Other states invest far more in their roads than we do and it shows.  We need to make sure our roads are safe, strong for our families and capable of supporting our businesses and the economy.

 
 


 

MAP's Moved!

Please update your records accordingly, and feel free to stop in and visit our new offices!

Detroit Office:
Grand Park Centre
28 W. Adams Ave., Suite 1000
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-3800
Ann Arbor Office:
(Central Mailing Address)
Realtor Building
1919 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 913-2000


MAP Food Systems Planning Policy:
In June 2014, MAP adopted a Food Systems Planning Policy.
 

 

The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. With this as its mission, MAP offers the following planning principles for consideration to all cities, villages, townships, counties and regions in Michigan. These principles were developed and advanced nearly 20 years ago and are just as relevant today in defining what constitutes quality community planning.

Download a pdf. version of the Community Planning Principles.

View or Download (MS Word format) a sample resolution that can be used to adopt these principles in a community.

View a complete list of communities that have adopted the principles. You can become one of the elite members of our principles communities list by downloading the principles and sample resolution for use in your meeting. Once adopted please transmit a copy of the signed resolution of minutes to the MAP office.

 


 
MAP Completes PAR (Plan, Access, and Redevelopment) grant project.

In 2012, MAP received grant funding from the CS Mott Foundation and MSHDA to a deliver a planning program to integrate three distinct focus areas into a process that had a foundation in placemaking: transportation, planning, and redevelopment

The hope was to better connect these often disparate planning functions into a cohesive whole and to provide a how to guide for local planners to replicate the process in their communities.   

A comprehensive guidebook was developed which summarizes the findings of the national literature search, and also presents project principles, best practice language for each focus area, and tools and resources. The project is now complete and plans have been delivered to two pilot communities:  Bay City and Coldwater.  

Click here for more resources from the PAR Project!


Save Gas Money! MAP Workshops Come to You

Your community's planning officials don't have to spend money on gas to drive very far to attend MAP training programs. MAP's on-site workshop program brings the training to you. At an on-site workshop an instructor comes to your location, at a time and date convenient for your participants, and presents a comprehensive educational program, addressing the specific needs of your community. Click here to learn more about the program.


Thank you to our Corporate Members!
The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the associationís mission, and provides recognition to the corporate member who says: I want MAP to be more involved, I want MAP to have a louder voice. Click here to view MAP's current Corporate Members and learn how your company can join at this membership level.

This page last updated on 4/23/2015.

 
 

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