Michigan Land Use Institute

MLUI / News & Views / All News

All News

Related Media


MLUI RSS 


 


Jim Lively: Jumping Through Bureaucratic Hoops to Get on the Grand Vision Bus

Blog Archive | March 11, 2008 | By Jim Lively

The next Grand Vision workshops on March 20th at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center are all about regional transportation solutions for the future. ...


Jim Lively: It is Elementary - Smart Growth Requires Neighborhood Schools

Blog Archive | February 19, 2008 | By Jim Lively

Those are all big changes if they are affecting your child – but the decisions about closing schools have much broader implications for the entire community....


Julie Hay: Grand Visions, Handstands, and What-Ifs

Blog Archive | January 28, 2008 | By Julie Hay

“Handstands will help bring about world peace, for it is when we are upside down that we can best understand an opposing viewpoint.”...


Good Regional Planners Are Hard to Find

Blog Archive | March 23, 2007 | By Jim Lively

With more than 1,700 local units of government, Michigan is not a state that readily embraces regional planning. Local control is fervently defended. No big government bureaucrat will tell us how to plan our communities....

Higher Standards: Why I Will Not Shop Meijer

Great Towns | March 20, 2007 | By Jim Lively

I want to like Meijer. They are a Michigan-based company. They even sell fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers. But they flat-out refuse to respect Acme Township’s right to manage growth and maintain small-town character....


LUTS: So, What Is Holding up the Parade?

Blog Archive | March 8, 2007 | By Jim Lively

Nearly two years ago, 34 people, including yours truly, formed a new community group with a big mission: launch a Land Use and Transportation Study that would allow people in the Grand Traverse region to work together to figure out how they want the area to grow in the coming decades....


What the Heck Is LUTS and How Can It Save the Grand Traverse Region?

Blog Archive | March 7, 2007 | By Jim Lively

You know that sinking feeling we get driving by our favorite orchard and seeing rows of new houses replacing cherry trees? Or when we shop at ugly, new, big-box stores for low prices even though we know we are helping to drive small, local stores out of business? Or when we find ourselves stuck in long lines of traffic just trying to get home for dinner—or take the kids to the beach?...

Message From Hog Heaven

Get Farming | February 9, 2005 | By Diane Conners

Joel Salatin hates listening to farmers complain at the local coffee shop. He’s tired of economic doom and gloom casting heavy clouds over farmers’ fields. An agriculturalist with a motivational pitch, Salatin says it’s time for more farmers to love farming again....

Michigan Land Use Institute

148 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684-5725
p (231) 941-6584 
e comments@mlui.org