• Restrictions on Zoning Authority

    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.

  • Why Detroit Matters

    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.

  • Protect Your Michigan Home from Wildfire

    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.

  • The Problems with Large Lot Zoning

    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.

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