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About Resilient Michigan

Strengthening Local Communities to Meet Global Challenges

Developed by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community service and planning organization headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, the mission of the Planning for Resilient Communities project is to foster and support community‐wide planning efforts that promote community resilience in the face of rapid economic changes and increasing climate variability.

Project Support

Major funding is provided by the Kresge Foundation with additional support from the Americana Foundation; the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation; the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; and the University of Michigan Water Center. The Michigan Army National Guard Project was funded through a grant from the Department of Defense.

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Project Services

With this grant funding and direct assistance from our project partners, LIAA provides a full range of professional planning and technical support services to participating communities. These services include public education and participation processes, data gathering and analyses, evaluation of future scenarios, vulnerability analyses, visioning and goal setting, task identification, and formal master plan development.