Free Placemaking Workshop Series Begins March 23

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop Series kicks off in Sault Ste. Marie.

Small Town, photo by the Michigan Municipal League

On Monday, March 23, 2015, the Placemaking Strategy Development Workshop Series kicks off in Sault Ste. Marie. The series, co-hosted by the MSU Land Policy Institute, MSU Extension and the Michigan Municipal League, will continue into May with workshops taking place in more than 30 communities across Michigan.

There are two sets of workshops to choose from: Option 1 workshops (three hours of instruction), or Option 2 workshops (three hours of instruction and three hours of facilitated development of a draft placemaking strategy for each community in attendance). The first set of workshops for each type are listed below:

  • Option 1: Detroit (April 1), Lansing (April 21), and more.
  • Option 2: Sault Ste. Marie (March 23, 2015), Grayling (March 25), Caro (April 9), Standish (April 13), Mt Pleasant (April 14), Mason (April 15), and more.

The intended audience for these workshops are city council and township boards; local, county and regional staff; county and planning commissioners; and key developers and community members. Communities will need multiple participants to maximize synergy and benefit for the community, especially for Option 2 Workshops.

These workshops are free and open to the public with meals on your own. RSVPs are required and registration is available online. Space is limited to first come, first served, so register today! Michigan Citizen Planner is offering one CEU (continuing education unit) per one hour of instruction for Master Citizen Planners (three (3.0) CEUs for Option 1 workshops, up to six (6.0) CEUs for Option 2 workshops).

For more information, contact Holly Madill at madill@landpolicy.msu.edu or call 517.432.8800. To register and learn more, including workshop dates/times/locations, visit Placemaking Strategy Development Workshops.

This workshop series is part of the MIplace Partnership Initiative, in cooperation with the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, the Michigan Municipal League, LPI and MSU Extension.

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