LPI associates busy sharing knowledge at conferences and workshops over last four months
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.
June 2, 2017
One of the important missions of the Land Policy Institute (LPI) is to share knowledge from research and outreach with broad audiences to help them solve existing problems and prevent future ones. To those ends, Mark Wyckoff, LPI’s interim director, and Holly Madill, LPI outreach specialist, along with several MSU Extension (MSUE) and the School of Planning, Design & Construction (SPDC) colleagues have been busy making many public presentations from February through May. In short:
- Wyckoff; Bo Duncan, from LPI and the MSU Institute of Water Research; and Kurt Schindler, formerly from MSU Extension, taught eight classes in two intensive days of the Zoning Administrator Certificate Program in February in Plymouth.
- Wyckoff traveled to Hong Kong later in February to share insights at the 11th Annual Conference on 11th Annual Conference on International Planning, Law, and Property Rights on intervention strategies to first prevent blighted structures, then contain and minimize damage from blighted structures, and finally on how to engage in appropriate mitigation strategies, such as blight removal followed by green reuse or redevelopment projects.
- Wyckoff taught two of the MSUE Medical Marijuana trainings in East Lansing in February, and in Richmond in March.
- Wyckoff taught three Michigan Citizen Planner Program classes in March, April and May in Macomb, Berrien and Grand Traverse counties, respectively.
- Mary Beth Graebert, formerly with LPI, and Professor Mohammed El-Gafy from the SPDC, shared results of an infrastructure management/land use planning study conducted by LPI in Saginaw at the Water Infrastructure Conference in Flint in March, and Wyckoff and El-Gafy repeated the presentation at the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Green Infrastructure Conference in Detroit in May.
- Wyckoff presented on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool at the Illinois Housing Conference in Chicago in March, at the Watershed Summit in Lansing in March, and at the Michigan Townships Association Conference in Lansing in April.
- Wyckoff and Madill presented a New Economy Zoominar in April.
- Wyckoff made a brief rollout presentation on the Kent County Land Bank Study in Grand Rapids in April.
- Madill presented on the use of the Placemaking Guidebook to staff of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation in May.
- Wyckoff presented on recent zoning case law, and new and pending legislation at the Michigan Association of Planning Spring Institute in Lansing in May.
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