The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) recently held their annual conference Oct. 26-28, 2016, in Kalamazoo.
November 2, 2016
The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) recently held their annual conference Oct. 26-28, 2016, in Kalamazoo. Every year, they host a Planning Excellence Award Banquet to recognize achievements of local planners. Occasionally, MAP bestows a special award to a major project or initiative of significant statewide impact. This special award is characterized by extensive stakeholder collaboration, unique partnerships and multiple activities that incorporate good planning principles and are likely to have a long-lasting impact across the state.
This year, the award was presented to the MIplace™ Partnership Initiative for its placemaking and PlacePlans work by its major partners: The Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Michigan Municipal League, the MSU Land Policy Institute, MSU Extension and the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction. The MIplace had four key elements over the last three years. Some of the key products and activities are listed below:
Also being recognized are the collaborative team that for three years helped to guide this effort with representatives of the organizations listed above (and MAP’s Andrea Brown) and on behalf of the Michigan Sense of Place Council (with representatives of nearly 40 stakeholder groups), and the Intergovernmental Placemaking Committee (comprised of representatives of seven state agencies):
Please join us in congratulating the MIplace™ Partnership Initiative and partners on their award and efforts!