Spring Institute 2021 - Climate Summit

Thursday | May 20, 2021 | Member Rate $85 | Nonmember Rate $105 | 6 AICP CM Credits

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  | Click here to view the agenda

Climate change is an overarching issue that affects all aspects and we must begin to modify the way we build our communities.  And that can - and should - start with planning.  Planners must become vocal advocates for the cause.  We must equip ourselves with the data, regulatory solutions, and information dissemination and engagement strategies to influence municipal leaders.  We must become a trusted source of reliable and science based information.  MAP is partnering with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) for our 2021 Climate Summit.  The climate summit experience includes national speakers, state and federal policy updates, municipal success case studies, a deep dive on the recently adopted APA Climate Policy Guide,  and the ASAP Living Guide training, which underpins the fundamental principles of climate adaption and positions participants as the bold, courageous professionals that can lead transformative change.  


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Winter Institute | December 4, 2020 | Virtual Event


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MAP’s 2020 Spring (for this year, Winter) Institute delivers the national experts, state leaders, and local stories that reveal the solutions we can scale to our own communities. 

The post-recession rate of economic rebound over the last decade in Michigan municipalities varied across the state, and progress will be further stymied by the COVID pandemic.  But all communities are similarly effected by decades long lack of urban policy, and  reduced federal and state support for cities.  While interventions like placemaking, tax abatements and incentives, and the RRC program might nudge investment, we must look  holistically at how we grow our cities and towns into places where economic prosperity is inclusive. Planners can influence state and local development policy by demanding a shift in practice to be more equitable and inclusive, by contemporizing master plans to amplify equity and inclusion, and by thinking creatively to innovate.  Intentional  planning can help ensure that economic development efforts yield positive results for all residents. 

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6 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits 

6 Master Citizen Planner Continuing Education Credits



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