The Michigan Association of Planning offers a variety of resources to assist local planning officials, professional planners and planning students. Follow the links below to learn more.

MAP Reads

The group was formed to bring together metro Detroit planners to discuss books related to planning, racial justice, and the City of Detroit, although the themes have expanded since the group’s inception. 

The book group typically meets 4 or 5 times a year at a variety of locations.  Together we select the next meeting’s book, and we have created a long list of possibilities, which constantly grows.

It is a fluid and informal group.  You do not have to “join” to participate.  Attend when the title appeals to you, or come even if you would just like to sit in and listen.  We have some hard-core members who attend every discussion, some that come and go, and there are new members at every single meeting.  

Interested in joining MAP Reads but don’t live or work in Metro Detroit?  We are happy to help you establish a group for your area, Skype you in, or find another solution.  Contact Andrea at the MAP office.


Information Resources

Access valuable information and implementation tools on a variety of planning related topics and issues, including local plan comment guidelines, community planning principles and the planner's code of ethics.

Careers and RFP's

Job seekers: Search MAP's listings for planning jobs in the state.

Employers: Post positions and attract qualified candidates. 

Communities:  Advertise  Requests for Proposals (RFPs).



MAP produces and distributes a wide variety of publications of interest to both professional and citizen planners, ranging from general topics to technical advice on specific issues.