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URP's Rex Lamore, CANR Dean Ronald Hendrick, MSHDA’s Gary Heidel, MML’s Luke Forrest & Assoc. Provost for UOE Hiram Fitzgerald.

Wyckoff & MIplace team receive MSU Distinguished Partnership Award for Community-Engaged Teaching

Published on April 6, 2017

The MSU University Outreach and Engagement recently held their Awards Ceremony on Feb. 21, 2017.

ArtHop in downtown Kalamazoo. Photo by the Michigan Municipal League.

What are the benefits of effective placemaking in your community?

Published on November 30, 2016

Effective placemaking techniques can yield a number of benefits for communities of all shapes and sizes when it comes to activating public spaces.

Representatives from MSHDA, LPI & MML receiving the MIplace Partnership Initiative special award at 2016 Planning Michigan Conf.

MIplace Partnership Initiative and partners receive special award at MAP Conference

Published on November 2, 2016

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) recently held their annual conference Oct. 26-28, 2016, in Kalamazoo.

Front cover of the Placemaking Guidebook. Photo by Leisa Thompson, courtesy of the City of Ann Arbor DDA.

Team from MSU Extension receives Institute Team Award for work on placemaking

Published on November 2, 2016

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension recently held their annual fall conference Oct. 25-26, 2016, in East Lansing.

LPI’s Mark Wyckoff presenting Using New Guidebook on “Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool

Wyckoff & Madill share expertise on planning, placemaking and economic development

Published on November 2, 2016

The Michigan Association of Planning hosted its annual Planning Michigan Conference Oct. 26-28, 2016, in Kalamazoo.

A sidewalk art display outside the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum during the 2011 ArtPrize. Photo by Michigan Municipal League

Creative Placemaking is applicable to all types and sizes of communities

Published on August 31, 2016

While some communities may be unaware of the focus of arts and culture in their area, placemaking can be a way to highlight the diverse ways that places of all sizes can find their unique assets and give them an identity.

The Land Policy Institute has identified four types of placemaking: Standard, Tactical, Creative and Strategic.

Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool, a guidebook every community should have

Published on June 2, 2016

The MSU Land Policy Institute claims 2016 as the Year of Placemaking!

Front cover of the Placemaking Guidebook. Photo by Leisa Thompson, courtesy of the City of Ann Arbor, DDA.

Michigan State University releases ground-breaking guidebook on placemaking

Published on June 1, 2016

The Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University, in collaboration with the MIplace Partnership Initiative, announces the release of a guidebook titled Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool.

Mark Wyckoff, senior associate director of the MSU Land Policy Institute

LPI’s Wyckoff shared placemaking expertise at AIA Michigan’s Legislative Day

Published on March 15, 2016

Various groups hosted the 21st Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day across from the Capitol in downtown Lansing.

Photo courtesy of the American Planning Association.

LPI's Wyckoff to co-present on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool at APA Conference

Published on February 16, 2016

The American Planning Association (APA) is hosting their 2016 National Planning Conference Apr. 2-5, 2016, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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.

Holly Madill from the MSU Land Policy Institute's Planning & Zoning Center

LPI’s Madill shared placemaking expertise at the MSU CCED 2015 Contemporary Issues Institute

Published on April 17, 2015

On March 6, 2015, the MSU Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) hosted the 2015 Contemporary Issues Institute on Cultivating a Civil Society in an Era of Incivility in Lansing.

Photo of downtown Northville courtesy of the Michigan Municipal League.

Land Policy Institute releases Placemaking Assessment Tool

Published on April 16, 2015

The MSU Land Policy Institute has released a Placemaking Assessment Tool (PAT) that will continue to help communities develop quality places that are attractive and functional in Michigan.

Downtown Marquette, MI. Photo courtesy of Brad Neumann, MSU Extension.

Space still available at a free placemaking workshop near you

Published on April 3, 2015

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop Series kicked off in Sault Ste. Marie.

MIplace Initiative Public Strategy Development Workshops at VBISD Conference Center

Published on March 9, 2015

The MIplace Partnership Initiative is a statewide initiative that has Michigan at the forefront of a national movement known as placemaking.

Placemaking workshops will result in strategies for regions throughout Michigan

Published on March 9, 2015

Placemaking is a simple concept: communities that create and enhance amenities resulting in a high quality of life for residents are able to retain and attract talented workers and can therefore be very competitive in the global economy.

Small Town, photo by the Michigan Municipal League

Free Placemaking Workshop Series Begins March 23

Published on March 6, 2015

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop Series kicks off in Sault Ste. Marie.

Detroit Renaissance Center and Riverwalk, photo by the Michigan Municipal League

MSU, MML and MSHDA Partner on PlacePlans Statewide

Published on February 27, 2015

PlacePlans is designed to help communities design and plan for transformative placemaking projects, and is customized to each project and community.

New northern Michigan towns will have PlacePlans

Published on February 17, 2015

Two northwest Michigan cities are among seven chosen to start working on placemaking and economic development through the PlacePlans program ...

Photo of downtown Marquette courtesy of Brad Neumann, MSU Extension

Register Today: Free Michigan Placemaking Strategy Development Workshops – March–May

Published on February 5, 2015

The MIplace Partnership Initiative prepared a six-module Placemaking Training Curriculum two years ago. Hundreds of training programs have been offered throughout Michigan since then to more than 11,000 people.

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