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What Is Resilient Michigan?

Resilient Michigan is the online home of the Planning for Resilient Communities Project.

The Planning for Resilient Communities project is a multi‐jurisdictional planning assistance program developed by the Land Information Access Association (LIAA), a nonprofit community service and planning organization headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. The overall project mission is to foster and support community‐wide planning efforts that lead to the adoption of significant revisions to existing master plans to promote community resilience in the face of rapid economic changes and increasing climate variability.

Project partners include the Michigan Municipal League, the Michigan Townships Association, the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Major funding is provided by the Kresge Foundation with additional support from the Americana Foundation, the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, and the Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program, Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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.

This page last updated on 12/9/2015.
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