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Groups participate in the 2017 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler, AICP.

LPI associates busy sharing knowledge at conferences and workshops over last four months

Published on June 2, 2017

One of the important missions of the Land Policy Institute is to share knowledge from research and outreach with broad audiences to help them solve existing problems and prevent future ones.

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.

Community impact assessment of the Kent County Land Bank Authority released

Published on April 26, 2017

Findings from an internal investigation by the Kent County Land Bank authority were released this week, and the study's conclusions were welcome news to county officials.

'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.

Study praises Kent County Land Bank for creating economic impact of $43M

Published on April 25, 2017

The Kent County Land Bank has generated an economic impact of $42.9 million over the past four years, according to a study by Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.

737 Madison Ave. SE in Grand Rapids after a renovation to historic standards. Photo by the Kent County Land Bank Authority.

Study: Kent County Land Bank generates $42.9 million economic impact in four years

Published on April 25, 2017

Over the last four years, the Kent County Land Bank Authority generated $42.9 million in estimated economic impact and 266 jobs in Kent County, according to an economic impact analysis by the MSU Land Policy Institute released today.

Sewer covers provide a quick point of access to underground infrastructure in legacy cities.

LPI/SPDC to present joint study on integrated asset management at Green Infrastructure Conf. in May

Published on April 6, 2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and its partners are hosting the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference May 31-Jun. 2, 2017, at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

Sewer covers provide a quick point of access to underground infrastructure in legacy cities. Photo courtesy of FreeImages.com.

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.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of the Land Policy Institute.

LPI's Graebert to share results from the recent Ingham County Property Tax Auction Study

Published on November 18, 2015

The Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council (Mid-MEAC) is hosting their next monthly Land Use Lunch Series event at noon on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at the Michigan Municipal League office in Lansing.

2014 Ingham County Tax Auction. Photo courtesy of the Ingham County Treasurer's Office

Ingham County Treasurer and MSU Land Policy Institute release economic impact report

Published on October 16, 2015

Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing and Michigan State University Land Policy Institute are pleased to release the results of a seven-year study.

Logo for the Framework for Our Future Plan.

LPI and Networks Northwest Partner on Regional Services Recommendation Study

Published on August 21, 2015

The Land Policy Institute is partnering with Networks Northwest to develop a regional services recommendation report outlining state-�funded services and programs and identify state-�regional partnerships.

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.

Downtown Traverse City. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Municipal League

LPI releases study of placemaking views and values of 11 Midwest cities

Published on June 20, 2014

A report detailing the views and values of placemaking in Michigan, the Midwest and the nation is now available from the MSU Land Policy Institute (LPI).

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI’s Graebert shared results from Rebuilding Prosperous Places Study at UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Published on December 6, 2013

The 27th Annual UM/ULI Real Estate Forum--a statewide real estate networking and educational event--took place in Lansing, Michigan, Nov. 20-21, 2013.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI’s Graebert shared placemaking study results with MSU Urban & Regional Planning Students

Published on November 15, 2013

Graebert framed her lecture around the notion of how and why the Millennial Generation will change the future of the Built Environment in America as we know it.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI’s Graebert shared placemaking study findings virtually at Conference on Constructed Environment

Published on November 1, 2013

The Conference on the Constructed Environment took place in Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 4-5, 2013.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI's Graebert to share built environment study results at the 2013 UM/ULI Real Estate Forum

Published on October 4, 2013

Successful real estate development includes successful placemaking.

Ingham County Land Bank and Michigan State University release economic impact report

Published on August 22, 2013

The Ingham County Land Bank and the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute have released the results of a study examining the economic impacts of the Land Bank.

Mary Beth Graebert, associate director of programs and operations, MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI’s Graebert shared placemaking expertise at MSHDA’s Building Michigan Communities Confenference

Published on June 7, 2013

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority hosted the 15th annual Building Michigan Communities Conference (formerly known as the Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing) April 29-May 1, 2013, in downtown Lansing.

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