At the core of the Land Policy Institute's (LPI) mission is to resource policy makers at the federal, state, and local level with science-based tools and solutions that help build a better quality of life, strengthen the economy, and protect the environment in ways that are fair to all.
The Institute is fundamentally committed to Michigan. Recognizing that land use policies are pivotal to the state's success, we engage scientists from MSU, other universities in Michigan, and universities outside Michigan to develop strategies and policy tools to position Michigan for the future based on the principles of strategic growth.
In everything we do, we consider economic, social, and environmental issues. We encourage collaboration among land use researchers, policy makers, and community organizations, and we marshal the breadth of MSU's capacity for research and education.
Download a copy of Helping to Shape Michigan's Future: The First Report, a comprehensive overview of LPI's first three years. In it is complete information about our mission, goals, and how we became an institute.