• MSHDA arranges study of blight removal impact on property values

    Published on November 16, 2016

    The state has poured millions and millions of dollars into blight removal activities across Michigan, with one belief being that it can improve property values. But how effective is removing blight toward achieving that goal?

  • This four-leaf clover graphic shows the four types of placemaking icons: Standard, Tactical, Creative and Strategic Placemaking

    What is your type?

    Published on October 5, 2016

    There are four types of placemaking (Standard, Strategic, Tactical, and Creative) defined in the guidebook on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool, published in January by the MSU Land Policy Institute and the MIplaceTM Partnership Initiative.

  • LPI hits the road

    Published on August 31, 2016

    The Land Policy Institute hits the road this fall and will be presenting at a couple upcoming conferences.

  • This figure from the Placemaking Guidebook shows the six transect zones.

    Where are you located on the transect?

    Published on August 2, 2016

    The "transect" is a land-use term that describes a location based on its relative density, natural and/or built form characteristics.