Programs/Initiatives

Economic Impact Analysis of the Ingham County Property Tax Auction

The LPI, in partnership with the Ingham County Treasurer’s Office, completed a study to objectively and empirically measure economic impacts of the Ingham County Tax Auction Sale activities in October 2015.

Integrated Asset Management Project

The LPI, in partnership with the MSU Construction Management Program, conducted a pilot project to determine the feasibility of an integrated asset management system that simultaneously assesses land use conditions.

Land Policy Research Program

The LPI Land Policy Research Program was created to generate timely, relevant and transformational research by bridging the gap between science and practice in land and place-based policy strategies that lead to prosperity.

LPI & the MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute

The LPI's Mark Wyckoff is an active participant in the MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute, assisting with strategic direction and guiding some of the priority tasks in the Local Government and Land Use workgroups.

LPI and Governor's Regional Reinvention Committee

In 2013, Gov. Rick Snyder announced the Regional Prosperity Initiative. The LPI's Mark Wyckoff served on the Regional Reinvention Advisory Committee that helped design this new initiative.

Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability

The Planning & Zoning Center provided facilitation support for two charrettes that occurred in the Michigan Avenue/Grand River Avenue Corridor project to create a unified vision and design elements to spur implementation.

MIPlace Partnership Initiative

The LPI (with the PZC) provided assistance, in partnership with MSHDA, the MML, MSUE’s Greening Michigan Institute, and the MSU SPDC; and other champions of placemaking, to implement the MIplace Partnership Initiative from 2012-2015.

Planning & Zoning Center at MSU

The Planning & Zoning Center at MSU is a multi-disciplinary team of professionals devoted to research, education and consultation on best practices for community planning and development control.

Rebuilding Prosperous Places Initiative

The LPI completed two studies as part of the Rebuilding Prosperous Places Initiative. They were focused on placemaking strategies for prosperity in Michigan cites.

Seasonal Population Analysis of Northwest Michigan

A report detailing the seasonal population fluctuations in the northwestern counties of Michigan's Lower Peninsula was released October 2014 by LPI. This report was prepared by LPI for Networks Northwest.

Service on Sense of Place Council

LPI's Mark Wyckoff has served on the State Sense of Place Council and three of their workgroups since fall of 2010.

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