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No wake zone on Lake St. Clair, MI, showing several recreational boats forming a chain with boaters relaxing on board and a U.S. Coast Guard vessel ensuring boaters and swimmers safety.

RTI International and MSU receive $1.5M grant from U.S. Coast Guard to conduct the National Recreational Boating Survey

Published on August 31, 2017

RTI International and the MSU Center for Economic and Spatial Analysis for Planning and Management in the Land Policy Institute recently received funding from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to conduct the National Recreational Boating Survey.

Back by popular demand. . . the ZAC Program and the Michigan Citizen Planner Program

Published on August 29, 2017

The LPI’s Planning & Zoning Center will offer the next Zoning Administrator Certificate (ZAC) Program Jan. 18–19, 2018, at the Ramada Grayling Hotel and Conference Center in Grayling.

Photo of Mark Wyckoff, interim director of the Land Policy Institute.

LPI’s Wyckoff to present at Innovative Governance of Large Urban Systems training in September

Published on August 29, 2017

On Sept. 13, 2017, Mark Wyckoff, LPI’s interim director will present on Planning and Regulating Vacant Land for Open Space and Green Development in Legacy Cities at the IGLUS training in Detroit.

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Events

Sep 18

Hands-On Drone-to-GIS Workshop - NMC

September 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Northwestern Michigan College, Parsons Stulen Building, 2731 Aero-Park Dr., Traverse City, MI

This unique three-day course, taught by experts in the fields of Aviation and GIS, teaches participants how to fly drones and collect data within existing regulations, and then turn data into a usable product.

Sep 21

Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Program: Genesee County – Session 2

September 21, 2017 6:00PM - 9:00PM at the Genesee County Administration Building, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, MI 48502

The Michigan Citizen Planner is hosting The Citizen Planner program sessions every Thursday from September 14 to October 26, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Genesee County Administration Building in the Human Resources Training Room Ground Floor.

Sep 26

Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Program: Newaygo County – Session 4

September 26, 2017 12:00AM - 1:47PM 6 to 9 p.m at the Newaygo County Commission on Aging, 93 S. Gibbs Street, White Cloud, MI 49349

The Michigan Citizen Planner is hosting The Citizen Planner program sessions every Tuesday from September 5, 2017 – October 17, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Newaygo County Commission on Aging.

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