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 23, 2021
The Redlining in Michigan website includes profiles for 11 cities and a summary of the racist housing justifications, in addition to the legacy it has left on each community.
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 8, 2021
Community Sustainability class led by Bob Wilson provides a ‘how-to’ and empowers students to be leaders in outdoor recreation development.
Published on September 1, 2021
The correct way to address a vacancy of a position on the board is through the bylaws.
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 5, 2021
Being aware of how a local zoning ordinance applies to a piece of property can save purchasers trouble down the road.
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.”
Published on July 26, 2021
The annual 2020-2021 summary of Michigan planning and zoning court cases is now available to the public.
Published on July 23, 2021
There is a minimum content for bylaws, but normally there is much more, including specifying which parliamentary authority is used.