Michigan Environmentalists Mostly Pleased With Progress

Environmentalists praise the State of Michigan for their environmental work, but at the same time, advocate for more in 2004.

Despite shortcomings, environmentalists are praising the state government on their work to protect the environment. "The state took its first steps to control urban sprawl and preserve rural landscapes. Those were the subject of more than 100 recommendations by the Michigan Land Use Leadership Council, a bipartisan group appointed by Granholm and Republican legislative leaders. The council's proposal to let municipal governments create joint planning commissions has been signed into law. More controversial recommendations remain on the drawing board, including some that could direct more state resources into cities and discourage development of new suburban subdivisions."

Thanks to Nandita Godbole

Full Story: Environmentalists mostly pleased with progress

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
AICP CTP Storefont Display

The first online AICP* CTP exam prep class

Are you ready to take the AICP* Certified Transportation Planner exam?
Priced at $245 for May exam!
Book cover of Where Things Are from Near to Far

Where Things Are From Near to Far

This engaging children's book about planning illustrates that "every building has its place."
$19.95
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00