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Mark Wyckoff, Interim Director of LPI, formerly sen. associate director, and current director of Planning & Zoning Center.

Wyckoff to lead MSU Land Policy Institute

Published on March 17, 2017

Michigan State University's Land Policy Institute transitioned to new leadership this month. Dean Ronald Hendrick from CANR named Mark Wyckoff, the senior associate director of LPI since 2006, as interim director of LPI for the balance of 2017.

ZAC trainer Mark Wyckoff joins attendees of the 2015 ZAC Program in discussion. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, MSUE

MSU Zoning Administrator Certificate Program meets expanded, registered attendee goal for 2nd year

Published on February 2, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program offered by the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU has expanded its capacity to accommodate the growing interest in the program.

Attendees of the 2016 ZAC Program enjoying the presentation. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, MSUE

Zoning Administrators--It’s a New Year, what do you plan to do differently this year?

Published on January 19, 2017

While many people make personal resolutions during the New Year, it is also a good time for professional evaluation. This is the perfect opportunity for zoning administrators and communities to evaluate office procedures and professional development needs.

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.

Attendees of the 2016 ZAC Program enjoying the presentation. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, MSUE

Top 5 reasons to attend the 2017 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

Published on November 2, 2016

Each year, the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) offers the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. In Winter 2017, the PZC will be offering the Training Program in Plymouth at the Hilton Garden Inn Feb. 15-16, 2017.

Attendees of the 2016 ZAC Program enjoying the presentation. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler, AICP, MSUE

Save the date: Planning & Zoning Center to host 9th annual Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

Published on August 31, 2016

Since 2009, the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) has held the Zoning Administrator Certificate (ZAC) Program. The next Training Program will take place in Plymouth at the Hilton Garden Inn, Feb. 15-16, 2017.

LPI hits the road

Published on August 31, 2016

The Land Policy Institute hits the road this fall and will be presenting at a couple upcoming conferences.

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.

Attendees of the 2016 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program enjoying the presentation. Photo courtesy of Kurt Schindler, MSUE

LPI’s PZC celebrates record attendance at 2016 Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program

Published on March 3, 2016

Since 2009, the Land Policy Institute's Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) has hosted the popular Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program.

LPI's Wyckoff and Madill shared placemaking expertise at the MTA annual conference in Jan. 2016

Published on February 4, 2016

The Michigan Townships Association (MTA) hosted their annual conference Jan. 19-22, 2016, in Detroit.

LPI's Mark Wyckoff leading a session from the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. Photo Courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler

Welcome 2016! Zoning Administrators what’s your New Year’s resolution?

Published on January 14, 2016

Most of what professionals learn in their careers comes from experience, trial and error. But, for many, this method of learning (although valuable) can have high costs and lasting impacts on their communities.

LPI’s Mark Wyckoff leading a session from the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program. Photo courtesy of Kurt H. Schindler

Space still available: PZC hosts Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program Feb. 23-25, 2016

Published on December 17, 2015

The MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC), a part of the MSU Land Policy Institute, will be offering the Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program in Muskegon at the Shoreline Inn & Conference Center on Feb. 23-25, 2016.

LPI’s Mark Wyckoff leading a session during the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program.

Register today: LPI’s PZC hosts Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program Feb. 23-25, 2016

Published on November 19, 2015

Since 2009, the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC), a part of the MSU Land Policy Institute, has offered the Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program in 15 different locations around the state.

LPI’s Mark Wyckoff leading a session during the 2015 Zoning Administrator Certificate Program.

MSUE Citizen Planner offers webinar-based training to Zoning Administrator Certificate participants

Published on September 30, 2015

As the MSU Planning & Zoning Center gears up for its 8th annual Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program, it also looks forward to increased partnership with MSU Extension's (MSUE) Michigan Citizen Planner Program.

LPI's Mark Wycoff leading a session during the 2015 training program. Photo by Kurt Schindler, MSU Extension

LPI’s Planning & Zoning Center and MSUE Michigan Citizen Planner Team Up for Training

Published on August 4, 2015

As the MSU Planning & Zoning Center (PZC) gears up for its 8th annual Zoning Administrator Certificate Training Program, it also looks forward to increased partnership with MSU Extension's (MSUE) Michigan Citizen Planner Program.

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.

2014 LPI Year in Review

Published on December 17, 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.

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.

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