Land Policy Archived Programs

Economic Impact Analysis of the Ingham County Land Bank

The Land Policy Institute and the Ingham County Land Bank released the results of a study examining the economic impacts of the Land Bank in August 2013.

Michigan Prosperity Initiative

The Michigan Prosperity Initiative was an innovative effort by Michigan State University and partners to help return economic prosperity to the state. The Land Policy Institute led this effort, which took place in 2010.

MIHELP Consortium

The MIHELP Consortium was created in 2005 by Soji Adelaja, the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy, and William Rustem, former president of Public Sector Consultants, with generous support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Picture Michigan Tomorrow Initiative

The Land Policy Program, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's People and Land program, launched the Picture Michigan Tomorrow Initiative in 2005.

PZC Great Lakes Restoration Initiative: Saginaw Bay Watershed Project

The PZC was awarded two GLRI grants focused on the Saginaw Bay Watershed. The 2010 grant targeted the Cass River Watershed, Rife River Watershed and Pigeon/Pinnebog River Watersheds. The 2012 grant targeted the Shiawassee River and Flint River Watershed.

Renewable Energy Policy Program

The Land Policy Institute created the Renewable Energy Policy Program to provide science-based renewable energy policy information, data, research, analysis and outreach to stakeholders. it was active from 2007-2013.

Smart Growth Readiness Assessment Tool

The Smart Growth Readiness Assessment Tool was an online scorecard and resource for Michigan communities that was developed in 2007 by the MSU Michigan Citizen Planner Program, LPI and PZC.

State of the State Survey of Residents on Michigan’s Economic Recovery

In 2009, LPI commissioned several economy-related questions from the MSU IPPSR’s State of the State Survey. The results were published in the 51st State of the State Survey, from which LPI published a series of bulletins in 2010 and 2011.

T.I.D.E. Community Assessment Tool 

The LPI, in partnership with the Michigan Municipal League, created the T.I.D.E. (Talent, Innovation, Diversity and Environment) Community Assessment Tool, which was free online tool developed specifically for communities.

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