• Land Bank economic impact: $42.9M

    Published on April 28, 2017

    The Kent County Land Bank Authority did more than save land, it helped generate $42.9 million in the county during the past four years and was responsible for 266 jobs in the same period.

  • 'Our role is not done,' says Kent County Land Bank chairman

    Published on April 25, 2017

    Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish, chairman of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, said there always will be a role for the Kent County Land Bank, which puts blighted and abandoned property back on the market.

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    MSU releases study on integrated asset management for legacy cities

    Published on April 18, 2016

    Faculty in the MSU Land Policy Institute and the School of Planning, Design and Construction recently completed a study on a new Integrated Asset Management model that focuses on neglected infrastructure and vacant properties in legacy cities.

  • City of East Lansing aerial photo, courtesy of MSU Communications and Brand Strategy

    Coming from LPI in 2015

    Published on January 16, 2015

    The Land Policy Insitute was hard at work in 2014 seeking funding for valuable initiatives with MSU and stakeholder partners, which resulted in more than $1 million in new grants and contracts for 2015.

  • LPI Year In Review

    Published on December 18, 2014

    This year, the Institute's contribution to research and outreach efforts have ranged widely to include such topics as placemaking, regionalism, economic development, corridor improvement and improving water quality in the Great Lakes, among others.

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