MAP: Making Great Communities Happen
The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501 c 3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.
MAP Board of Directors adopts Social Equity Policy. Download a pdf. version of the policy here.
Sign Up Now for MAP's Spring Institute | May 23 | Lansing
This program will be like none other you have seen from MAP in the past. We are taking the best of what we’ve learned in adult education best practice and have wrapped it into an interactive day long active learning event. National speakers? Yes, of course (Myron Orfield and Manuel Pastor), but also many opportunities to engage with your follow professionals, problem solve and more. Click here to register and learn more...
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.
Michigan Planner E-dition AVAILABLE ONLINE!
The E-dition continues to deliver valuable information on planning basics and current planning trends through a wide variety of featured topics. Each E-dition includes articles about planning and zoning procedures, policies, and applications (particularly useful to newly elected andappointed officials), combined with more advanced topics (for the veteran planner). These articles will often contain links to additional resources and web sites, allowing you to explore topics in as much or little detail as you wish.
Read on... and enjoy this member benefit, electronically available for your ever-changing needs.
January 2013 E-dition
November 2012 E-dition
September 2012 E-dition
July 2012 E-dition
May 2012 E-dition
March 2012 E-dition
January 2012 E-dition
November 2011 E-dition
September 2011 E-dition
July 2011 E-dition
MAP's Annual Meeting was held at the annual conference,
Planning Michigan 2012, at Grand Traverse Resort on October 18th, 2012.
Association information provided to members included:
- The fiscal year end President's Report and Treasure's Report
- MAP's 2012-2013 President, Mark Miller, AICP, PCP was announced.
- New Board of Director's members: Congratulations David Esparza, AIA, LEED ND, AP; Rex LaMore, Ph.D.; and Cindy Winland, AICP, PCP (incumbent).
Additionally, the 2012 Planning Excellence Awards were awarded at the annual banquet on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012. For the full list of recipients, CLICK HERE.
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 4/29/2013.