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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Winter Institute - December 4, 2020

Winter Institute 2020 is MAP's Spring Institute Reboot.  Spring Institute couldn't happen the usual way.  MAP's Winter Institute is all the same great content of Spring Institute in a virtual format.  Read all about it here.

Winter Pandemic Resources for Planners

MAP has assembled tools, articles and model policies to help your community weather the next few months; click here.  In addition, mark your calendars for a Winter City Event on January 14; click here to learn more and register


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MAP is celebrating its 75th anniversary!  Check out this  timeline of important events during the last 75 years.  

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. 





MAP Reads Pivots to Seize the Moment

Between COVID and the concurrent racial equity issues that have reemerged – once again – in the wake of the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, we find ourselves in a moment that demands a particular focus.  To that end, we have identified a series of book titles and articles to see us through to the end of the year. Read more . . .   

The event calendar to the right has details, too.   

 Why Planning is Still Important

10 Things Planners Can Do Now

Even when faced with dire emergencies like the pandemic the world is experiencing today, the work of government must continue.  In fact, it is more important than ever during these times, and planners can be leaders in implementing local emergency response efforts.  Read more . . .

MAP Workshops Come to You

MAP is offering virtual workshops!  Please contact Amy Vansen at [email protected] if you are interested in hosting one of our workshops.  All of the same great resources, just remotely.