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    2017 LPI Year in Review

    Published on November 29, 2017

    This year, the LPI’s contribution to research and outreach efforts have included such topics as placemaking, planning and zoning, economic development, regionalism, legacy cities, tourism, natural resources management and land use, among others.

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Land Bank economic impact: $42.9M

Published on April 28, 2017

Medical marijuana law training offered

Published on January 13, 2017


Dec 21

Michigan Citizen Planner: Webinar Series - Class 6

December 21, 2017

The 2017 Master Citizen Planner (MCP) Webinar Series is designed to offer participants the latest updates and information on current topics. Webinars are the third Thursday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan 18

2018 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018 at the Ramada Grayling Hotel and Conference Center, 2650 I-75 Business Loop, Grayling, MI 49738

The next Zoning Administrator Certificate Program will take place Jan. 18-19, 2018, at the Ramada Grayling Hotel and Conference Center in Grayling.

May 15

2018 Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference

May 15, 2018 8:30AM - 2:00PM TBA at the The Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI

On May 15-17, 2018, an estimated 1,000 urban, suburban and rural leaders will gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for the eighth Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference hosted by the Center for Community Progress.

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