• Land Policy Institute shield graphic.

    2017 LPI Year in Review

    Published on November 29, 2017

    This year, the LPI’s contribution to research and outreach efforts have included such topics as placemaking, planning and zoning, economic development, regionalism, legacy cities, tourism, natural resources management and land use, among others.

  • Mimi Gong, ORISE fellow with USACE, and LPI geospatial analyst

    LPI welcomes ORISE Fellow Mimi Gong to the team

    Published on May 2, 2017

    The MSU Land Policy Institute is pleased to welcome Mimi Gong to the team. She is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education fellow working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • 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.

  • Downtown Charlevoix. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Municipal League.

    Five essential community commitments to walkable places

    Published on January 19, 2017

    There are five essential commitments that communities must make toward walkable places, which are taken from the Land Policy Institute’s guidebook on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool.