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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Legislative Alert – URGENT

A bill to prohibit local government from adopting and enforcing tree and vegetation removal ordinances has been introduced. 

Senator Casperson introduced SB 1188, and referred the bill to Senate Committee Natural Resources on November 8, 2018.  The bill would amend PA 110, the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, and would prohibit local government from adopting and enforcing tree and vegetation removal ordinances.  The bill was introduced in response to an incident in a single community, and will affect every municipality in the state, and is unnecessary.

The Michigan Association of Planning strongly OPPOSES this bill and we urge you to reach out to your Senator and House Rep to express opposition. 

Read more 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.

Photo and Artwork Contest

The MAP is having a photo and artwork contest!

As we launch a refreshed Michigan Planner magazine, website and other printed material, we seek to showcase high quality images to help tell our stories.  A picture is worth a thousand words and we'd love to feature yours.   Images could make the cover of the magazine, or the inside, or used in other MAP educational and promotional material.  Deadline is January 2, 2019.   Click here  for all of the details.  


 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.