Spring Institute 2019
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Lansing, MI, United States
While Michigan's economy is recovering, and many communities have rebounded and are experiencing tremendous growth and investment, many still struggle to attract the type of development that will improve quality of life, add to the tax base, or attract and maintain residents and businesses. And like it or not, some Michigan communities may NEVER return to the economic glory they knew in their heyday. We want ideas that are big and bold, but sometimes doing the best with what we have is a better way. Think placemaking, storytelling, public private partnerships, or making data driven - rather than reactive - decisions about resource allocation. These are all local, placebased solutions. Community planners are central to connecting people and ideas to these innovative concepts. We can lead the charge, or provide the data, programs and policy ideas to the more visible community leaders, to tend to what we have right here at home.
Amy Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org