The overall mission of Partnerships for Change Sustainable Communities
is to foster new and expanded cooperation between cities, townships and villages in developing and carrying out community-wide land use policies and programs that contribute to efficient economic development while preserving valued cultural and natural resources.
As the organizers and sponsors of Partnerships for Change Sustainable Communities, MML, MTA, MAP, MSUE, and LIAA have created a unique partnership of statewide organizations dedicated to supporting more cooperative land use planning among cities, townships, and villages.
Learn more or contact the sponsors
Articles & Publications
Michigan Township News: May 2011
Michigan Township News: June, 2011
Planning and Zoning News: Oct. 2009
Michigan Planner: 2007
Planning and Zoning News: June 2005
Newspaper Articles and Other News Items
Partnerships for Change: Changing the Way Governments Work - Six Years of Breaking New Ground
Partnerships for Change: Breaking Down Barriers to Cooperative Land Use Planning
The Economics of Place: The Value of Building Communities Around People:
LIAA's expertise has been tapped for a new book that presents a compelling path to restoring and building prosperity in Michigan communities. Published by the Michigan Municipal League, “The Economics of Place” includes expert perspectives from researchers, entrepreneurs, practitioners and urbanists on the importance of place and its vital role as an economic growth strategy. Dr. Joe VanderMeulen, executive director of LIAA, contributed a chapter on placemaking and resilient communities.
This page last updated on 10/28/2011.