MAP: Creating Great Communities For All

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) is a 501 c 3 organization, dedicated to promoting sound community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan.

The Michigan Association of Planning exists to promote quality community planning through education, information and advocacy, statewide. 

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Metro Detroit Planners Group

The Michigan Association of Planning has a long history of activity in Metro Detroit.  There are more planners employed by the city, non-profits, and the private sector than ever, and  MAP is redoubling its programming efforts in the city to showcase Detroit’s planning, preservation and development efforts. Read more here. . . 

 MAP Part of Multi-Organization Transportation Coalition

The Michigan Association of Planning is part of a larger coalition of stakeholders who are advocating for a transportation system that focuses on moving people from point A to Point B safely and efficiently, regardless of the mode they chose.  Read more about the coalition and the article that was published by Advance Michigan, here. 

Thank you to our Corporate Members!

The MAP Corporate Membership provides an opportunity for members to further the association’s mission, and provides recognition to the corporate member who says: I want MAP to be more involved, I want MAP to have a louder voice. Click here to view MAP's current Corporate Members and learn how your company can join at this membership level. 





Transportation Bonanza 11

Save the Date! The 11th Transportation Bonanza will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Lansing Center

We are currently seeking session proposals for this popular event. The Transportation Bonanza draws planners, transportation planners, transportation engineers, and bicycle/pedestrian advocates. Click here to submit a session proposal, session proposals due November 1st.

MAP Creates Resource for Master Planning for Resiliency and Sustainability

This information portal is designed to help communities plan for, protect, and preserve their waterfronts. Michigan is a state rich in lakes and rivers and home to the longest freshwater coastline in the world. The list of communities that do not have some sort of waterfront is much shorter than the list of communities that do.

Save Gas Money! MAP Workshops Come to You

Your community's planning officials don't have to spend money on gas to drive very far to attend MAP training programs. MAP's on-site workshop program brings the training to you. At an on-site workshop an instructor comes to your location, at a time and date convenient for your participants, and presents a comprehensive educational program, addressing the specific needs of your community. Click here to learn more about the program.