LPI’s Wyckoff shared placemaking expertise at AIA Michigan’s Legislative Day

Various groups hosted the 21st Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day across from the Capitol in downtown Lansing.

Mark Wyckoff, senior associate director of the MSU Land Policy Institute

The AIA Michigan, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors co-hosted the 21st Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day across from the Capitol in downtown Lansing. Attendees were educated on current trends and issues, and had an opportunity to meet with Michigan’s Representatives and Senators to express the profession’s interests and concerns.

During this event, the Land Policy Institute’s senior associate director Mark Wyckoff and director of the Planning & Zoning Center at MSU, spoke for one-hour on Placemaking as an Economic Development Tool. The session examined the Michigan MIplace Partnership Initiative and its flagship policy elements: The six-module Placemaking Curriculum and a new 600-page guidebook on placemaking. The principal learning objectives of this session included:

  1. Understanding the principal elements and actors involved in the MIplace Partnership Initiative (involving six state agencies and nearly 40 statewide organizations).
  2. Understanding the key demographic and economic trends that explain why it is critical for local communities to engage in placemaking for talent attraction, retention and global economic competitiveness.
  3. Understanding the key elements of the Placemaking Curriculum and the new Placemaking Guidebook, and how professionals in the audience can gain access to the guidebook and more placemaking training and local projects.

To learn more, visit 2016 AIA Michigan Legislative Day

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