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Negaunee, MI 49866
Greening Michigan Institute
Brad Neumann is a MSU Senior Extension Educator who serves as an educational resource for local and tribal governments across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the areas of land use planning and zoning, community and economic development, and general governance topics including effective meetings and civic engagement. He specializes in Placemaking, local government climate adaptation and mitigation, and zoning issues related to the Michigan Right to Farm Act and the Land Division Act. Neumann has worked as a private-sector planner and in the capacity of a public-sector planner and has taught and conducted original research as a National Science Foundation Fellow. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and has B.S. degrees in Land Use Planning and Economics from Northern Michigan University and a M.S. degree in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from the University of Maine. Follow him on Twitter @neuman36.
October 31, 2017 | With rules forthcoming from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan State University Extension is offering training for local government on next steps in local regulation of medical marijuana facilities.
October 9, 2017 | The economics of solar have never been better and individuals, businesses, utilities and cooperatives are planning projects all over Michigan. Is your community ready?
October 2, 2017 | National Community Planning Month is a time to celebrate your community, learn about local planning initiatives, and get involved in making your community even better place to live, work, learn, and play
August 29, 2017 | September is National Preparedness Month. Take action to plan-ahead and be prepared for just whatever might lie ahead.
February 7, 2017 | With an expanding older population, communities and caregivers will need to prepare for a growing demand for housing that is accessible and well-connected to services throughout the community.
February 6, 2017 | It’s a vision in which environmental, social and economic dimensions all thrive and work together for the benefit of the whole.
December 22, 2016 | With another record warm year, rising averages are increasing the odds of extreme weather.
December 22, 2016 | The zoning board of appeals is the only entity authorized to hear appeals on the administration and enforcement of the zoning ordinance at the local level. When doing so, careful considerations must be made.
November 22, 2016 | Beginning January 2017, the Citizen Planner Program will be delivered as a live, interactive, classroom-style video conference to participants interested in joining from their own computers. Enroll today.
November 22, 2016 | Reasonable use means one’s own use of water cannot unduly interfere with navigability or the rights of others to reasonably use the water, but what exactly does that mean?