Published on August 16, 2022
NCI’s director Holly Madill shares her thoughts on the differences between low and high context cultures with Diane Doberneck
Published on August 1, 2022
Missing middle housing is a relatively new term, but these types of homes may already exist in your community — if you know what to look for!
Published on July 11, 2022
NCI’s director Holly Madill shares her thoughts on where ‘slow work’ and charrettes intersect.
Published on June 24, 2022
The annual 2021-2022 summary of Michigan planning and zoning court cases is available to the public.
Published on April 8, 2022
What should members of a public body do when it comes time to vote to approve minutes of a meeting that they were not present at?
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 24, 2022
Often a small community struggles to avoid a “conflict of interest” situation – particularly hard because of its small size. But there are not any exceptions or special dispensation due to the size of a community.
Shoreline communities and residents take note: New 5-session email class offers introductory lessons on Great Lakes coastal planning and zoning
Published on January 24, 2022
Michigan Sea Grant Extension free resource provides needed science information, tools and resources.
Published on December 16, 2021
Many statutes and laws result in limiting local government’s ability to adopt and enforce regulations. Most are straightforward, but the Right to Farm Act preemption is confusing, changing and only preempts local regulation of certain things.