MI Placemaking Curriculum

Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 5-8 p.m. CT
Location: Memorial Building, 213 S. Marquette St., Ironwood, MI 49938
Contact: Brad Neumann, neuman36@msu.edu, 906-475-5731

Michigan leads the national movement of “placemaking.” Downtowns and neighborhoods, cities and regions see the importance of “place” to attracting talent, inspiring entrepreneurship and encouraging business. Recently, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), the Michigan Municipal League (MML), the MSU Land Policy Institute, and other statewide organizations launched the MIPlace Partnership Initiative (http://miplace.org/) and a companion ‘Placemaking Curriculum’ with the purposes of helping Michigan communities learn more about and implement placemaking as a strategic economic development initiative in the New Economy. Learn what your community can do to help restore prosperity to Michigan and enhance the quality of life for everyone in the community.

Learn how you can jump-start your community’s placemaking creativity. This program will cover Modules 1 and 4 from the MI Placemaking Curriculum:

Module 1 - People, Places and Placemaking: Defines and discusses a number of terms and definitions (place, placemaking, sense of place), and details some of the most fundamental elements of people, places and placemaking. These include why place and placemaking are important, and how form, buildings, mass, and mixed uses relate to effective placemaking.

Module 4 - Form Planning and Regulation: Explains the role of form-based codes and human-scale coding concepts and how these approaches reinforce Place. Detail includes components of, steps to prepare form-based codes, including the regulating plan, implementation and administration, and legal issues.

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