Great places where people want to visit, live, work and play are vital to any region’s economic success. The work of creating these great places is called “placemaking,” and in Michigan, many communities are already using placemaking strategies to attract jobs, entrepreneurs and economic development.
The Northern Maine Michigan Placemaking Summit in Traverse City and Petoskey on May 21, 2012 will focus on placemaking as a tool to build community pride and prosperity. Chris Leinberger, President of LOCUS, will deliver the keynote address at the event. This year’s Summit is sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments in partnership with the Michigan Land Use Institute and the Michigan Municipal League.
Many communities across Michigan are already using these strategies, and the 2012 Placemaking Summit is designed to inspire better placemaking across Michigan. The event will include information for local leaders about incorporating placemaking into master plans; attacting investment; downtown placemaking, complete streets, form based zoning and more.
- For location and registration information, visit the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.
- “A sense of place: Summits to promote ‘placemaking’ in region” [Petoskey News (MI) – April 23, 2012]