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Re: E-M:/ Regional land planning: bad decision, good editorial



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Enviro-Mich message from Gary Stock <gstock@net-link.net>
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For those who would like to know more about coordinated local planning,
here's a very thorough article on its effects, how it can be encouraged,
and examples of where it works, by Joe VandeMeulen of LIAA:

   http://www.partnershipsforchange.cc/fremont/downloads/jointplanningact.pdf


The actual legislation is straightforward (at least for planning law!):

   http://web1.msue.msu.edu/wexford/pamphlet/StatuteJointMunicipalPlanAct.PDF

...most analyses recognize it provides a range of benefits:

   http://web1.msue.msu.edu/wexford/LU/2004material/JP2HouseAnalysisJointPlanning.pdf


Lotsa good ol' boys don't see the upside, perhaps for obvious reasons...

GS


Brad Garmon wrote:

> Strong state leadership, broad education, and more organized and
> vocal outreach to our local leaders and planning officials are all
> long overdue on this critical issue.

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