As we all engage in the process of drafting a new Livingston County Master Plan and five-year updates of local community master plans, this six-part educational series re-familiarizes us with important components of the master plan document.
As part of the Livingston County Master Plan process, MSU Extension Educator Glenn Pape and Livingston County Planning conducted a six-part series on the following planning subjects:
Master Plans and Planning
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Can we rebuild our broken suburbs? Ellen Dunham-Jones shares a vision of dying malls rehabilitated, dead "big box" stores re-inhabited, and endless parking lots transformed into thriving wetlands.
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