About the 2005 Land Use Summit
May 19-20, 2005
Lansing Center, Lansing, Michigan
The 2005 Summit focused on:
- Land banking, Land Division Act reform, farmland and open space preservation, urban revitalization, and curbing infrastructure costs.
- Statewide initiatives implementing Michigan Land Use Leadership Council recommendations.
- Innovative land use policies and actions taken by local communities and stakeholder groups.
- Valuable planning tools and techniques for planners and decision makers.
The Michigan Land Use Summit also included:
- Keynote Address by Governor Jennifer Granholm (invited).
- Government Forum Implementation and future directions of statewide land use policies in Michigan.
- Community Forum Successful smart growth projects in communities across Michigan.
- Journalists Forum Learn about the media's perspective (or "hook") on reporting land use stories.
- Legislators Forum Legislators discuss land use related bills and future legislative actions.
- Stakeholder Forum Strategic perspectives of non-governmental organizations, industry and governmental associations on land use issues.
- Interactive Hot Topics Lunch featuring "hot" land use/policy topics (e.g., Cool Cities, jobs and the economy, regional cooperation, urban issues, healthy communities, natural resource conservation/open space preservation) addressed by invited panelists.
- Monday evening reception and Honors Banquet with invited speaker Paul Hillegonds, president, Detroit Renaissance.
- University Forum Presentations on policy relevant research.
- Presentation of the Governor's Award for Excellence in Land Use Leadership.
- Two-Day Land Use Poster Forum and Poster Awards Ceremony.
- Presentations by university researchers and outreach specialists on land use-related
This year's Summit was principally sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; MSU Extension, including the Land Use Team and Citizen Planner Program; and the John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy at Michigan State University.