8:30am – 9:30am Registration and Networking
9:30am – 9:45am
9:45am – 10:45am
Geoffrey Anderson, President and CEO Smart Growth America
SGA is a coalition of national, state and local organizations working to improve the ways we plan and build the towns, cities and metro areas we call home.
10:45am – 11am Break
11am – 12:15pm Break-outs
Exploring some of the key issues related to land use is the focus of these break-out discussions. These are intended as a follow-up to the keynote presentation to enable additional reflection, discussion, and sharing of information that relates particularly to the Michigan context and the experiences of attendees.
- Bridging Analysis and Application
- Forwarding Metropolitan Agendas for Change
- Reviewing the Policy Landscape
- Speaking the Same Language
- Transforming the Future of Agriculture
- Networking in the Land Use Lounge
12:15pm – 12:45pm Luncheon
12:45pm – 1pm 2008 Land Use Leadership Excellence Award
This special award, presented on behalf of the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute and the Michigan Land Use Funders, honors the distinguished recipient for outstanding contributions to the future of land use in the state of Michigan.
Senator Patricia Birkholz, 24th District,
2007 Land Use Leadership Excellence Award Recipient
1pm - 1:20pm The Regional Landscape and Lens
An Overview of preliminary findings from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's People and Land (PAL) regional scan analysis will be presented and will provide groundwork for the sessions to follow.
1:20pm – 1:45pm Break
1:45pm – 3pm
The Regional Lens and Landscape: Taking a Closer Look
Building on the preliminary findings from the PAL regional scan (listed above), the following break-out sessions will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect and share information, perspectives, and updates with other leaders from across various regions. These facilitated discussions will entail exploring key questions related to and building on the regional scan.
- Northeast Michigan/Huron Shorelines
- Northwest Michigan/ Upper Peninsula
- Southeast Michigan
- West/Southwest Michigan
- Statewide/Land Use Lounge
3pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm – 4pm Bringing it All Together
Highlights and thoughts from the regional break-out sessions will be shared, as well as commentary on critical areas of challenge and promise for moving forward in a more collective sense and toward a more common vision for change.
* Agenda is subject to change.
Links of Interest:
Council of Michigan Foundations
Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University
Michigan’s Land, Michigan’s Future: The Future of the Report of the Michigan Land Use Leadership Council