Published on October 1, 2019
Legacy costs have imposed challenges on local governments in Michigan. The lack of funding for retirement benefits, including pension and other postemployment benefits (OPEB) such as healthcare, affects the wellbeing of public employees.
Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook - Volume III: Prioritizing and Implementing Recommendations
Published on September 19, 2019
This volume of the Marquette Area Climate and Health Adaptation Guidebook outlines action steps and further stakeholder engagement options.
Published on May 7, 2019
This pamphlet is a summary of the limitations placed on zoning in Michigan. There are certain land uses which are exempt from zoning, others which might be subject to regulation but can not be prohibited.
Published on September 20, 2018
There are over-riding principles for economic development and community development in a new/global economy. There are four principles that should be the foundation and background for each item on the to-do list.
Published on September 11, 2018
Series of articles by Dr. Adesoji "Soji" O. Adelaja, Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Use Policy on Detroit and its importance to the economic health of all of Michigan.
Published on July 6, 2018
As more and more people find opportunities to acquire their “little piece of heaven” in rural Michigan, the interaction between Michigan’s wild lands and developed areas increases. One characteristic of these wild lands has always been fire.
Published on March 19, 2018
Large lot, or parcel, requirements in zoning is often popular for developing communities and seems like a natural approach to manage growth.