Metro Detroit Planners 

Black Student Conference Scholarship

The Metro Detroit Planners are doing more than plan and organize exciting and inspiring events.  The MDP Career Development Committee developed and launched a scholarship program for Black students studying planning to cover all costs to attend the MAP Conference . A short and successful fundraising campaign among MDP members exceeded our goals.  In 2024, the Planning Michigan Conference is being held at the Amway Grand in Grand Rapids, September 25-27, 2024..  

If you are a Black student studying planning in Michigan, you may be eligible for the scholarship!  Follow this link to apply for the scholarship. 

Donate to the Black Student Conference Scholarship

Upcoming Events 

Holiday Gathering

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 5 PM to 9 PM

MAP’s annual holiday gathering brings together planners and friends of planning for an evening of munching, mingling, and merry making.

The event attracts a lot of first time participants to the MAP hosted Metro Detroit planning scene!

Come out, meet new friends, connect with colleagues for an evening of camaraderie and holiday cheer.

This year, we are meeting at Detroit Pizza Bar, 7316 West McNichols, Detroit. We'll be in their event space from 5 PM until 9 PM. An assortment of pizza, wings, salads and desserts will be served. Cash bar. Cost is $15.

Please register in advance so we know how much food to buy.

Thank you event sponsors:


What is the Metro Detroit Planners Section?

The Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) introduced an event series in Metro Detroit in 2010, initially referred to as Breakfast | Beverages | Bright Ideas | Books (BBB) WHICH HAS NOW EVOLVED INTO THE METRO DETROIT PLANNERS SECTION!

We ran events quarterly, highlighting planning and development in Metro Detroit with neighborhood walking tours (Liv-6, Grandmont Rosedale, Detroit-Grosse Pointe Border to Border, Jefferson East and many more); panel discussions (Midtown Detroit development, Community Development Organizations, and cross jurisdictional planning); historic building tours (Masonic Temple, the Guardian Building, Michigan Central Station); summer and winter holiday planners’ gatherings (Fowling! Feather bowling! Southern Fires! Mt. Elliot Park!); and our MAP Reads Book Group. For nearly a decade we delivered opportunities for Metro Detroit Planners to network, learn, and immerse themselves in the exciting renaissance of Michigan’s premier city.

 Contact Andrea Brown if you want to be connected to this section.