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Recovering from the Flint Catastrophe: What is Flint doing? What would your community do?

Published on May 16, 2016

For the third time in a decade, Michigan made national and international headlines for negative reasons.

Loft apartments as part of a mixed-use development in Pontiac, MI. Photo courtesy of MML’s The Review.

Place-Based Development: What Developers and Communities Want

Published on February 4, 2016

Demographics are changing, markets are changing and communities are changing.

Planning & Zoning Center at MSU Authors Guidebook on Community Engagement

Published on October 3, 2014

The Guidebook explores some of the challenges associated with creating a relationship and building trust in two predominantly low-income minority neighborhoods around water quality issues in Flint, MI.

Planning & Zoning Center Authors Guidebook on Community Engagement

Published on October 2, 2014

The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU (PZC), a part of the Land Policy Institute, in partnership with the Flint River Watershed Coalition, has developed a new community engagement guidebook.

Flint Park Lake in Flint

PZC Releases New Vision for Flint Park Lake and Adjoining Neighborhoods in Flint

Published on September 9, 2014

The MSU Land Policy Institute’s Planning & Zoning Center partnered with community leaders to host multiple community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding Flint Park Lake in Flint, MI.

Shiawassee River, courtesy of the Friends of the Shiawassee River

Protecting Water Quality Was Focus of the 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference at SVSU

Published on July 18, 2014

John Austin declared that Blue is the New Green when it comes to economic development during his plenary address at the 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference on June 12, 2014, at Saginaw Valley State University.

Thread Lake in Flint

PZC Releases New Vision for Thread Lake and Adjoining Neighborhoods in Flint

Published on June 18, 2014

The MSU Land Policy Institute's Planning & Zoning Center partnered with community leaders to host multiple community engagement efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding Thread Lake in Flint, Mich.

Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference: 3 things to know about climate change

Published on June 12, 2014

Climate change is a scientific fact, experts say, despite 30 percent of Americans don't believe in it.

Register Today for Planning and Zoning Workshops on Rural Water Quality Protection

Published on June 6, 2014

Space is still available to attend two planning and zoning workshops in June to help rural communities protect water quality. Registration is available online and the cost to attend is only $10. The events are co-hosted by the LPI.

Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference to highlight water quality protection, related efforts in the Basin

Published on June 6, 2014

The MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) along with 13 other sponsors will hold the second Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference at Saginaw Valley State University's Curtiss Hall on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shiawassee River, courtesy of the Friends of the Shiawassee River

LPI’S PZC to host 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference in June

Published on June 3, 2014

The Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) at MSU along with 13 other sponsors will hold the second Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference at Saginaw Valley State University's Curtiss Hall on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Muck, invasive species on tap for 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference

Published on May 30, 2014

A group of experts will gather at Saginaw Valley State University in June to discuss ways to restore the rivers, lakes and wetlands of the Saginaw Bay watershed, but it won't be reciting research papers, one official says.

PZC and the Flint River Watershed Coalition host visioning session for Flint Park Lake in Flint

Published on April 4, 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014, a team of researchers from the LPI’s Planning & Zoning Center and the Flint River Watershed Coalition continued its efforts in the neighborhood surrounding Flint Park

Saginaw Bay algae events, WIN Earth Day Contest, and warblers in ogemaw

Published on March 21, 2014

The Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference, being coordinated by the Michigan State Land Policy Institute and groups throughout the watershed.

Save the date: GLRI 2014 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference coming in June

Published on February 7, 2014

The Land Policy Institute’s Planning & Zoning Center at MSU is again hosting the Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference at Saginaw Valley State University’s Curtiss Hall in University Center, MI, on Thursday, June 12, 2014.

PZC Engages Communities in the Flint & Shiawassee River Watersheds to improve water quality

Published on November 1, 2013

The Land Policy Institute's Planning & Zoning Center at MSU is partnering with the Flint River Watershed Coalition and the Friends of the Shiawassee River (FOSR) on a Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant project.

New Rural Water Quality Protection Guidebook prepared by Michigan State University

Published on April 13, 2013

The Planning and Zoning Center at Michigan State University, a part of the Land Policy Institute, has developed a new planning and zoning guidebook for use by local government officials in rural parts of Michigan.

Satellite image of Saginaw Bay courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Response Team NASA

Planning & Zoning Center at MSU publishes new guidebook on rural water quality protection

Published on April 4, 2013

The Planning and Zoning Center at MSU (PZC), a part of the Land Policy Institute, has developed a new planning and zoning guidebook for use by local government officials in very rural parts of Michigan.

Saginaw Bay Watershed Center Stage at PZC Conference

Published on April 6, 2012

More than 200 people attended the 2012 Saginaw Bay Watershed Conference on Friday, March 16, 2012, at Saginaw Valley State University.

Goose hunting likely to be further reduced at Shiawassee Wildlife Refuge

Published on March 19, 2012

The Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, a blend of rivers, marshland, timbered flood pools and share-cropped fields, is soon likely to have fewer of the last.

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