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> Michigan State University
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT: Catharine Hansford
> October 22, 2008                                                      
> 517.432.8800
> Ext. 111
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> LAND POLICY INSTITUTE AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
> LAUNCHES ONLINE "ASK THE EXPERT" DISCUSSION FORUMS
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> 
> East Lansing, MI-Helping Michigan communities get better equipped to meet
> today's
> challenges and providing the public with an easy-to-use tool to better
> understand
> issues around topics ranging from the New Economy to renewable energy, and
> urban
>  redevelopment to ecotourism, the Land Policy Institute
> [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001BeRekV6Y2dXoKowNCE27CFsy2TBEEjq-1NvuIm6jWgChOIWDyzFDvHsFIZFQT6QPELUiMlrEvQzCUx_szcZfw5-8821kCGlPg8_MFTneWJsEf3kKOqalfRO-mnmNGQRC]
> at Michigan State University is encouraging public dialogue with academic
> and other
> experts through Ask the Expert, a series of nine online discussion forums.
> Visit
>  the forums at www.landpolicy.msu.edu/asktheexpert
> [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001BeRekV6Y2dXeeRyl3ooKm41v5bVP38j2syhhakPt3nREan7vAE0KQCbaHoKBgZkeH0MuIeP5NLoqS9fUkQBoDun0eoe8Q98N8hGb8FEP3qyAlsK3swrRffujv5wkjjiE40SXl0pKXIM=].
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> The nine moderated discussion forums cover:
> 
> * New Thinking about Economic Growth
> * Smart Growth and Placemaking Strategies
> * Government Role in Land Use
> * Natural Resources
> * Energy and Sustainability
> * Agriculture/Food Systems
> * Transportation/Transit
> * Educating the Public
> * Social Issues
> 
> The discussion forums also cover an array of sub-topics, viewable on each
> forum's
> main page under "About This Forum." Users post questions or comments and
> receive
>  posted responses that include research- and knowledge-based information
> from land
> use and economic development experts from several Michigan universities,
> including
> faculty from Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Grand Valley
> State
> University, the University of Michigan and others, and experts outside of
> higher
>  education.
> 
> "These online forums provide a stronger link between the expertise of
> faculty and
> other experts, and citizens, professionals, local leaders, students and
> others in
> the areas of land use and sustainable development," said Dr. Soji Adelaja,
> John 
> A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Land Policy
> [http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001BeRekV6Y2dXa5KNyv1_NZGJYm3Tj9nauZ-9STm92CwOyu48WIBpP2f_gJqJVKufZCEYhEtieAhZYbSbsZ1CGgBVVZJE1IeY1b44M0pIZKQcBm5VlpJTvoi9-EvfdVAEvJUta5zxReU7-ggnxGAl0v7qBabBTQyWekQgJXam_4ZEnRg6JYTwmikMNXErW6vi4OJiLmv9WZxQ=]
> and Land Policy Institute director. "Through this web-based initiative, the
> public
> will become more familiar with the expertise of faculty who work in these
> areas,
>  and it should help inform land use and economic development
> decision-making."
> 
> Beyond participating in online discussions, forum visitors can search for
> experts
> by name or area of expertise and communicate directly with them on issues
> related
> to their community or region. Expert profiles include basic information
> about each
> expert's professional qualifications, as well as their email address.
> Frequently Asked Questions, accessible from and specific to each forum, will
> be 
> posted and will expand over time based on expert responses, allowing future
> forum
> users to benefit from previous dialogue with experts.
> The MSU Land Policy Institute focuses on research and outreach related to
> land use
> and strategic growth in the New Economy. The Institute delivers innovative
> solutions,
> transitioning knowledge from land use experts to the community. The Land
> Policy 
> Institute was founded in 2006.
> Learn more about the Land Policy Institute at www.landpolicy.msu.edu
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> Subscribe to "This Week at the Land Policy Institute," a weekly e-newsletter
> published
> each Friday afternoon, by clicking on "Subscribe to LPI's Weekly
> E-Newsletter" on
> the left side of the home page.
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