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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Evidence Matters:  An Afternoon with Scott Bernstein the Center for Neighborhood Technology 

Registration is required.  Member: $30 | Nonmember: $40 | Student: $15 | EPP: $20

Back by popular demand . . .

Scott Bernstein will help planners understand how to position themselves as data leaders.

The practice of planning requires the setting of goals against which progress can be tracked. Public funding sources will increasingly require performance scorecards to qualify state and local governments for revenue sharing and other funding. Private sources will require evidence of economic benefits to underwrite financing.

Planners know the power of data and are equipped to leverage this knowledge for community prosperity. 

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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. http://www.michigancoastalcommunities.com.

MAP Elections August 7, 2018

The American Planning Association (APA) runs MAP’s electronic election.  We have 2 open seats and 4 candidates running.  Click here for details about the candidates.  Ballots will be available online starting August 7, and email reminders will be sent by APA to all Michigan APA and Michigan Chapter Only Members.  Keep your eyes open for an Election Email from APA.  MAP will also send reminders.  The APA election announcement might go to your spam, especially for our Chapter Only Members (typically planning and zoning officials and elected city council and township board members).  MAP will send reminders within a day of all APA voting notices.

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 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.