Metro Detroit Planners Section


What is the Metro Detroit Planners Section?

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) introduced an event series in Metro Detroit in 2010, initially referred to as Breakfast | Beverages | Bright Ideas | Books (BBB) WHICH HAS NOW EVOLVED INTO THE METRO DETROIT PLANNERS SECTION!

Upcoming Events

July 25, 2024 - Oak Park Walking Tour: Revitalization in Action: Exploring Oak Park's Nine Mile Corridor, 3 PM to 6 PM

2 AICP CM  Credits offered.  Embark on a journey highlighting the economic revitalization of the Nine Mile Rd Corridor. You will learn about the “road diet” that improved safety for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, fostering a more walkable environment. You will also explore the Nine Mile Linear Park, Connector Park, and Seneca and Sherman Pocket Parks, with the addition of art sculptures, play structures for kids, seating areas, and the MoGo shared-bike system.  Discover the economic impact of the project and how it has fostered a thriving community, attracted a diverse mix of businesses and stimulated a new housing development. You will encounter new businesses and learn about the project’s role in attracting them to the area. This experience showcases the positive impact of community-driven initiatives and fostering a thriving commercial corridor and connected community. Complete itinerary here. 

MAP Members $15 | Non Members $20 | Student Members $5

Register Today

October 2024, DATE TBD - Birmingham Walking Tour in collaboration with Center for New Urbanism. Registration and details coming soon.


Black Student Conference Scholarship

The Metro Detroit Planners are doing more than plan and organize exciting and inspiring events. The MDP Career Development Committee developed and launched a scholarship program for Black students studying planning to cover all costs to attend the MAP Conference . A short and successful fundraising campaign among MDP members exceeded our goals. In 2024, the Planning Michigan Conference is being held at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, September 25-27, 2024.

If you are a Black student studying planning in Michigan, you may be eligible for the scholarship! Follow this link to apply for the scholarship.

Donate to the Black Student Conference Scholarship 

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