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.

The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. 

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Award Nominations Due May 1, 2019

Every year, MAP accepts nominations for planning leaders and projects.  It is non-competitive process based on criteria met, regardless of additional submissions of other communities or individuals.  More information on the process and submission requirements here. . 


Thank you to our Corporate Members!

The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the association’s 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.

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.

Spring Institute 2019

While Michigan's economy is recovering, many communities still struggle to attract the type of development that will improve quality of life, add to the tax base, or attract and maintain residents and businesses. We want ideas that are big and bold, but sometimes doing the best with what we have is a better way.  We can lead the charge, or provide the data, programs and policy ideas to the more visible community leaders, to tend to what we have right here at home. Click here to register for an inspiring day of learning on Thursday, April 25 in Lansing.   

 MAP Creates Resource for Master Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability

This information portal is designed to help communities plan for, protect, and preserve their waterfronts. Michigan is a state rich in lakes and rivers and home to the longest freshwater coastline in the world. The list of communities that do not have some sort of waterfront is much shorter than the list of communities that do.