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Integrating Transportation, Health, and Community Placemaking

Michigan Association of Planning

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $100,000
  • Grant Period November 1, 2011–October 31, 2013
  • Location Ann Arbor, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Bay City, Coldwater

About this grant

Established in 1945, the Michigan Association of Planning is dedicated to promoting sound comprehensive community planning that benefits the residents of Michigan and includes opportunities for a variety of lifestyles and housing, employment, commercial activities, and cultural and recreational amenities. This grant will support the organization’s work to develop and disseminate a comprehensive model program that intentionally integrates innovative transportation applications, including complete streets, with the practices of healthy urban design and placemaking. This will include: 1) selecting a community, or a cluster of adjacent communities, to serve as a project pilot site; 2) conducting site analysis and asset mapping; 3) hosting workshops and clinics to develop a set of recommendations for changes to plans and ordinances; 4) applying the model process in up to two additional communities; and 5) producing a handbook to encourage replication in other communities.