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.
Training Schedule for Elected and Appointed Officials
Our knowledgeable and experienced instructors enable elected and appointed officials to better understand their roles and responsibilities, and innovative planning tools and techniques. Click here to learn more about training for Capital Improvement Programs, Site Plan Review, Zoning Board of Appeals, and Planning and Zoning Essentials.
Student Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Scholarship applications for students in graduate or undergraduate planning programs are now being accepted. Deadline is Friday, April 6, 2018. Click here for more information and the application.
2018 Planning Excellence and Leadership Awards
Michigan Association of Planning is now accepting nominations. Deadline is May 1, 2018. Click here for details.
MAP Creates Resource for Master Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability
The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. With this as its mission, MAP offers the following planning principles for consideration to all cities, villages, townships, counties and regions in Michigan. These principles were developed and advanced nearly 20 years ago and are just as relevant today in defining what constitutes quality community planning.
Download a pdf. version of the Community Planning Principles.
View or Download (MS Word format) a sample resolution that can be used to adopt these principles in a community.
View a complete list of communities that have adopted the principles. You can become one of the elite members of our principles communities list by downloading the principles and sample resolution for use in your meeting. Once adopted please transmit a copy of the signed resolution of minutes to the MAP office.
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.
Please update your records accordingly, and feel free to stop in and visit our new offices!
Ann Arbor Office:
1919 W. Stadium Blvd., Suite 4
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 913-2000 Phone
(734) 913-2061 Fax
This page last updated on 3/14/2018.