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Bill Bailey
· December 18, 2017
This progressive organization spends little effort educating its members about our Constitutionally Protected Private Property Rights. Private Property Ownership is the heart and soul of our Limited ...Government Constitutional Republic! Yet this orginization of central planners treat private property like it is collectively owned by the state and not by individual American Citizens.

They need a sea change of thought. One where they treat private property with reverence.
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Caitlyn McGoldrick
· September 8, 2016
This organization works very hard helping people get and stay in the planning profession. I know they have mentored new planners and help you get the right connections, so you can achieve your goals. ...They have helped me to get a job right out of college and continue to support me as a professional. See More
Nathan Wira
· March 21, 2014
Great monthly meetings! Learned a lot about the City of Detroit and built great connections.

We thought this nicely covered issues, policies and programs for affordable housing. Although it is Ann Arbor-centric, it is an excellent primer for those not working in housing but interested in the key elements.

Affordability is a hot topic in the Ann Arbor area, and with good reason. But the debate involves many complex and ill-defined concepts – including "affordability" itself. We broke down the basics.

Zoning Board of Appeals training in Frankenmuth. Great discussions led by Instructor Chris Khorey

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Great group today in Frankenmuth learning about Planning & Zoning Essentials.

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MAP, MDOT and SR2S Transportation Bonanza 9! Close to 250 planners, transportation engineers, planners and policy experts and local officials convened for an inspiring day of learning.

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Yesterday, over 80 students from universities throughout Michigan convened at Eastern Michigan University to learn and network at the 12th Annual Student MAP Conference. Keynote speaker Cynthia Hoyle, FAICP, started the day with an insightful presentation on creating active mobility, followed by breakout sessions on transportation planning as a career, student project presentations, a student poster session, and workshops on site plan review and SketchUp. The day finished up with engaged conversation at mentoring roundtables staffed by over 25 planning professionals representing a broad range of career paths. Congratulations to the SMAP Student Conference Committee and conference co-chairs Kyle Storey and Chris Madigan for a job well done!

Thanks so much to Giffels Webster for hosting the MAP Reads Book Group on January 24 (and THANK YOU for providing dinner from Bucharest Grill!). 15 participants showed up to discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. Our next book group is scheduled for February 28 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm., location TBD, and the book is The Dawn of Detroit by Tiya Miles.

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A winter storm couldn't keep MAP emerging planning professionals and students away from yesterday's Walk & Learn + Career Building Reception in Old Town, Lansing. Lots of learning, networking and fun!

Our January title is The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan. “The Great Lakes hold 20 percent of the world’s freshwater, and they provide food, work, and weekend fun for tens of millions of Americans. Yet they are under threat as never before. In a work of narrative reporting in the vein of Rachel Carson and Elizabeth Kolbert, prize-winning reporter Dan Egan delivers an eye-opening portrait of our nation’s greatest natural resource as it faces ecological calamity.... “…/the-death-and-life-of-the-great-l…

A 10% discount for the January 2018 book is offered at Source Booksellers, 4240 Cass Ave #105, Detroit, MI 48201. Just mention the MAP Reads Book group to receive a discount.

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Wed 5:30 PM ESTGiffels WebsterDetroit

Presentation on planning and economic development in Downtown Ypsilanti; followed by a walking tour and then post tour discussion at Ypsi Alehouse. Up to 1.25 CM credits. RSVP's welcomed, but not required.

Thu 5:00 PM ESTYpsiAlehouseYpsilanti, MI
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Many thanks to Dick Carlisle, AICP, of Carlisle Wortman Associates for this thoughtful op ed in the Detroit Free Press advocating against the Short Term Rental Bills in the House (HB 4503) and in the Senate (SB 379). The Michigan Association of Planning opposes these bills.

Fantastic December 2017 issue of the American Planning Association's Planning magazine! Highlights include pieces on Flint (page 8) and their Your Neighborhood Inventory program headed by MI Chapter member Kevin Schronce. And see page 32 for a terrific article about The Detroit River Renaissance. Planning excellence across the state, we should all be proud. Not an APA member? Follow this link to learn about the benefits

The largest membership organization of professional planners and planning resources available. Your leading authority on making great communities happen!

Emerging Planning Professionals: Join fellow planners for an afternoon of hands-on learning featuring Lansing's bustling Old Town, followed by an evening of networking and light hors d'oevres. Come to one or both events. Read on for program details.

3 to 5 pm -- Old Town Walk & Learn (1.5 AICP CM Credits)
5 to 8 pm -- Career Building Reception
8 pm on -- Afterglow at nearby pub


Registration Online: $15

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Fri 3:00 PM ESTRed Cedar Meeting House | Old Town, Lansing

MAP Holiday Gathering! December 6 from 6:00 pm until ... late! Feather bowling (on MAP) from 6 to 8 at the Cadieux Cafe, stay on for networking and camaraderie!…/holiday_brochure_2017.pdf

Join the Michigan Association of Planning and its Planners Night Out (PNO) friends for our annual holiday gathering. Test your feather bowling skills against your fellow planners with a game or two (MAP is buying the bowling).

Steamed mussels and drinks on your own.

Stay past 8 PM for holiday cheer and camaraderie.


Great turn out for our Stadium District tour! Despite the rain, we saw some exciting projects and got to hear about even more. Thanks to Lansing Brewing Company for providing event space and the Gillespie Group and Gillespie Company for sharing insights about their various projects.

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