Placemaking is a simple concept based on a single principle – people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles. Michigan’s leaders have embraced placemaking.
MiPlace is a a statewide initiative with the purpose of keeping Michigan at the forefront of a national movement known as placemaking. It’s a simple concept that people choose to live in places that offer the amenities, resources, social and professional networks, and opportunities to support thriving lifestyles.
CEDAM is among the many partners that work to improve the quality of life of Michigan’s citizens by promoting the creation of vibrant cities, towns, and villages, and in so doing, make Michigan’s communities competitive in the new global economy.
Learn more about the MiPlace partnership, Sense of Place Council and the partners here: miplace.org/about-miplace
This guidebook is currently available for free for Michigan residents. This tool describes much of the placemaking curriculum and highlights case studies.
A few ways you can use this guidebook:
- Supplement the information you absorbed in the different placemaking modules (either in person or by webinar)
- Fill in the gaps of knowledge from missed curriculum
- Refer back for examples and references
Learn more about it in this informational webinar.
If you are a Michigan resident and interested in obtaining a free copy of the Placemaking Guidebook, please fill out this user agreement.
Steps to a Walkable Community
Talking the Walk
Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares
Sustainable Street Network Principles
Model Street Design Manual
Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company
Transportation for America
Active Living Research
Principles of Urban Retail Planning & Development
Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
Michigan Sign Guidebook
GVMC: Form-Based Code Study
The Architecture of Community
Design Guidelines for Historic Buildings, Detroit Historic District Commission
Smart Code Central
National Charrette Institute
Planning & Zoning News
U.S. Green Building Council
Form-Based Codes Institute
Center for Applied Transect Studies
Michigan Congress for the New Urbanism: Form-Based Codes in 7 Steps
The Charrette Handbook (NCI)
Placemaking Video (NCI)
International Association for Public Participation
Institute for Public Policy and Social Research
Public Participation Spectrum (IAP2)
Spicer Group: Hacking the Public Presentation
Planners’ Communications Guide: Public Participation
State of Michigan’s social media policy
APA Webinar: Social Media for Planners
Beginner’s Guide to Twitter in Local Government
10 Ways Facebook Can Help Local Government
Looking forward to the learning great placemaking ideas.
Great! We’re looking forward to having you participate!