Published on March 15, 2022
Discussions about a community’s housing situation can involve many intertwined but distinct terms; this article explains some of the most common.
Published on March 8, 2022
According to author and facilitator Bill Riddick, charrettes offer transformative opportunities for public engagement and policy-change.
Published on February 23, 2022
Activity books, videos, and other resources can help parents, caregivers and teachers prepare young children for emergencies.
Published on October 14, 2021
Guide will help Michigan communities meet the challenge of becoming solar-ready by addressing solar energy systems within planning policies and zoning regulations.
Published on September 21, 2021
Two interns from the Mobile Boat Wash program share their experience from a summer of washing boats and talking to the public about aquatic invasive species.
MSU Extension, regional partners to provide guidance for local governments on American Rescue Plan Act spending
Published on September 15, 2021
In partnership with member regions of the Michigan Association of Regions, MSU Extension educators are offering 14 workshops exploring Local Fiscal Recovery Fund spending opportunities in a regional context.
Published on September 13, 2021
Together, experts from all three institutions will help national attendees to help strengthen critical thinking skills related to future actions and decision making with sustainability in mind through this multi-topic series.
Published on September 3, 2021
Local decision-makers play a key role in managing and protecting the water quality of our freshwater resources.
Published on August 6, 2021
Referring to the continuum of public involvement before the next big community decision will help your local government design the most effective method for engaging the public.
Published on August 4, 2021
Recent changes to Michigan statutes related to planning and zoning clarify the requirement for communities with an adopted zoning ordinance to also have an adopted “zoning plan.”