LPI’s Graebert shared placemaking study results with MSU Urban & Regional Planning Students
Graebert framed her lecture around the notion of how and why the Millennial Generation will change the future of the Built Environment in America as we know it.
Dr. Eric Strauss, Professor of Urban & Regional Planning in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC), invited Mary Beth Graebert, the MSU Land Policy Institute's associate director for programs and operations, to provide a guest lecture about placemaking to his undergraduate Land Use Planning class on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Graebert framed her lecture around the notion of how and why the Millennial Generation will change the future of the Built Environment in America as we know it.
Her presentation began with a history of U.S. development patterns, and then examined how changing demographics and demands are causing a shift in development patterns. Graebert provided a primer on “Placemaking,” courtesy of the MIplace Partnership Initiative. In addition, she shared the preliminary results from the Land Policy Institute’s study on “Rebuilding Prosperous Places,” including a national placemaking survey, a Midwest placemaking survey and a property price impact assessment of placemaking elements. Students in the class learned how to apply placemaking techniques to reverse the development trends of the past and create new downtowns and corridors that retain and attract talent.
Download Graebert’s presentation at Placemaking in Michigan: What, Why and How.