Planning Michigan Conference | October 7-9, 2020 

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$205 Member Rate   |    $30 Student Member Rate   |    $265 Non Member Registration Rate


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New Sessions and Networking Announced, click here to learn more!


Planning Michigan Conference goes Virtual

Planning Michigan 2020 conference will be virtual this year, and MAP’s amazing conference committee and staff are planning a robust program with national experts, high-level sessions, networking opportunities, as well as a virtual exhibit hall!

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn leading trends, connect with experts and gain knowledge on contemporary topics. 

 Benefits to going virtual:

  •  Planning Michigan will be offered at a reduced rate this year, so you can register more staff and officials.  

  •  Sessions will be recorded so that they can be viewed later at a more convenient time plus . . . 

  • You won’t have to pick between competing sessions, you can view them all.

  • No rubber chicken for lunch!  Breaks will be offered throughout the day, with strategically timed breaks,  so you can catch up on your emails and have lunch.

Thank you for your patience as we pivot to a first- time- ever entirely virtual Planning Michigan Conference.  Sessions are being carefully selected to ensure they are timely and relevant.  Sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities are being crafted to provide new opportunities to connect with our members.


Keynote Speakers Confirmed


Richard Rothstein


Richard Rothstein is a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute and a Senior Fellow (emeritus) at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He is the author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, which recovers a forgotten history of how federal, state, and local policy explicitly segregated metropolitan areas nationwide, creating racially homogenous neighborhoods in patterns that violate the Constitution and require remediation.

The Color of Law is a MAP Reads pick for August and SeptemberMAP has received a discount for book purchases.  Click here to order the book (and save!)

Check out a short presentation by Richard Rothstein here.  

 Carson Bise    Carson Bise has 29 years of fiscal, economic and planning experience and has conducted fiscal and infrastructure finance evaluations in 39 states. Mr. Bise has developed and implemented more fiscal impact models than any consultant in the country. The applications that Mr. Bise has developed have been used for evaluating multiple land use scenarios, specific development projects, annexations, urban service provision, tax-increment financing, and concurrency/adequate public facilities monitoring. Mr. Bise has also written and lectured extensively on fiscal impact analysis and infrastructure financing. His most recent publications include Fiscal Impact Analysis: Methodologies for Planners, published by the American Planning Association.