Michigan Association of Planning
Spring Institute 2013
May 23, 2013 | Lansing Radisson, Downtown Lansing | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration Rate $125
MAP Student Member Rate $64
Team Member Rate: $110
To register for this event, please call the office at 734.913.2000.
Strategic Partnerships for Equity:the Shared Values of Planning and Philanthropy
Community planners, municipal leaders, and elected and appointed decision makers have a lot in common with the philanthropic community: We share a passion for creating places of lasting value; we recognize our distinct roles in meeting the social needs of residents, with a particular responsibility to those most vulnerable; we are strongly committed to transparent participation opportunities, reaching out to those who need encouragement; and we are committed to the fair treatment of everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, income, gender, age, or ability.
Government and the philanthropic community have long worked together to solve public problems, and shrinking government coffers make building strategic partnerships to advance our shared values more important than ever.
While strategic partnerships are evidenced in Grand Rapids, the Grand Traverse Region and Detroit, where significant investments are made to the planning process, the philanthropic community has long supported the work of the nonprofit sector that does more and more of the work that previously was conducted by government.
Strategic Partnerships for Equity is an innovative day long workshop that brings together planners, government leaders and philanthropic professionals to learn from each other about mutual challenges, regional solutions, and creative problem solving. We will apply what we learn from inspiring national leaders like Manuel Pastor and Myron Orfield during facilitated discussions, gallery walks, and graphic interpretation, and we’ll build on state and local examples offered by Harvey Hollins who is advancing programs that have significant impacts. We will reinforce how our common missions can be the foundation to effect a more socially just and equitable world. New directions, new policy approaches, new programs, and new relationships that can yield extraordinary results are the lofty goals we look to highlight.
We encourage teams of planners, local leaders and philanthropic professionals to attend together, and return to your community with timely solutions and stronger partnerships. Community teams of three can include a planner, elected or appointed official, a philanthropic or nonprofit professional, or other local leader and will receive a $15 discount for each team member (to receive the discount, the team must consist of at least three members).
Registration Procedures & Policies
For cancellations received in writing 5 business days prior to the workshop, a $25 cancellation fee will be charged. Cancellations received less than five days in advance of the workshop, and no-shows the day of the event, will be responsible for the full amount of the registration because food/beverage and workshop materials costs have already been incurred. You may 1) send a substitute or 2) receive the workshop materials in the mail in the event you are unable to attend but not able to cancel in time.
This page last updated on 5/21/2013.