Published on October 1, 2019
Legacy costs have imposed challenges on local governments in Michigan. The lack of funding for retirement benefits, including pension and other postemployment benefits (OPEB) such as healthcare, affects the wellbeing of public employees.
Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook - Volume III: Prioritizing and Implementing Recommendations
Published on September 19, 2019
This volume of the Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook outlines action steps and further stakeholder engagement options.
Published on May 7, 2019
This pamphlet is a summary of the limitations placed on zoning in Michigan. There are certain land uses which are exempt from zoning, others which might be subject to regulation but can not be prohibited.
Published on September 20, 2018
There are over-riding principles for economic development and community development in a new/global economy. There are four principles that should be the foundation and background for each item on the to-do list.
Published on September 11, 2018
Series of articles by Dr. Adesoji "Soji" O. Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Use Policy on Detroit and its importance to the economic health of all of Michigan.
Published on June 19, 2017
Using audit reports and F-65 reports from the Department of Treasury, this report identifies Michigan cities that may be service insolvent, or on the verge of being unable to provide fundamental services to their residents.
Published on May 22, 2017
A policy brief on planning and zoning court decisions, attorney general opinions for May 2016 to April 2017 by Kurt H. Schindler.
Published on May 10, 2017
This white paper details the Michigan emergency manager law, the experiences of local officials and outlines possible adjustments that could be made to the existing law.
Published on November 1, 2016
Background info and application for the First Impressions: Assessing Your Community for Tourism Program.