MAP: Creating Great Communities For All

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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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.




Best Practices for Coastal Resilience Planning

Advanced Training for Professional Planners

Join experts for a two-part, all day training session on how to integrate resilience into master plans and regulations.  Part one is a reprise of our 2018 Planning for Coastal Resiliency Workshop.  Part two is a deep dive into the planners' toolkit including access and use of data; community engagement techniques; goals, objectives and actions pertinent to coastal resilience; and how to develop an actionable implementation plan.   

6 AICP CM Credits are offered for the all day training.  Read more here. . 

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.