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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Resiliency Workshops

These workshops, being held in Oscoda, Escanaba, and Monroe, will provide professional planners, elected and appointed municipal leaders, and other public servants with the tools, applications and best practices to empower intentional actions that will help your community mitigate the impacts of severe weather events and fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes through planning, policy, and regulatory solutions.  Click here to register.


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.

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.  


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.


 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.