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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 9, 2016 |  Beacon Hill Golf Club | Commerce  Township

9:00 a.m. Shot Gun Start


Registration Form



8:00 a.m. Registration / Driving range

9:00 a.m. Shotgun start

11:00 a.m. Lunch at the turn begins

2:30 p.m. Dinner and awards program


OUTING INCLUDES: • Cart, light breakfast, lunch at the turn, awards dinner, and greens fees • Closest-to-pin and longest-drive trophies • Hotel package raffle • $10,000 hole in one contest • Putting contest • One million dollar hole-in- one contest • 50/50 raffle & door prizes • Great networking opportunity! Rain Or Shine • Scramble Format - If you don’t have a foursome, we will team you up with other golfers. •  Outing attire: Collared shirts required.


Plan to participate in Michigan Association of Planning’s Scholarship Golf Outing!  Play in the shotgun scramble, sponsor the event, or make a direct donation to the scholarship fund.   

Draft Housing Policy Update

MAP is seeking input and comments on its draft Housing Policy Update.  The Housing Policy was originally adopted in 2005.  The MAP Board identified Housing as its policy priority in 2015.  The Government Relations Committee subsequently updated this policy and we now seek comments.

Click here for the draft Housing Policy document.
Comments on the draft policy should be directed to Andrea Brown at abrown@planningmi.org by June 3, 2016.


MAP Language of Equity (LOE) Report

MAP’s Language of Equity project set out to elevate conversations about social equity through the lens of health and transportation, and to provide community planners with words and phrases to frame messages that will positively affect, and fundamentally change, the way we plan.

We formed a steering committee which was convened several times throughout the project to provide input and guidance. We hired three consultants to help us frame the messages to share the value and benefits of planning through a lens of social equity. We tested the language at for separate meetings using audience polling devices to learn which words and phrases work, and which don’t. We compiled those results, developed a draft report and vetted that with a half dozen national equity experts.Their input was incisive, and we refined the report and the language further. The final results and report were published in the spring issue of the Michigan Planner magazine.

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.


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.

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)
1919 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 913-2000

This page last updated on 5/27/2016.


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