News from across Turtle Island

  • Study: Kent County Land Bank generates $42.9 million economic impact in four years

    737 Madison Ave. SE in Grand Rapids after a renovation to historic standards. Photo by the Kent County Land Bank Authority.

    Posted on April 25, 2017 4:34pm

    Over the last four years, the Kent County Land Bank Authority (KCLBA) generated $42.9 million in estimated economic impact and 266 jobs in Kent County, according to an economic impact analysis by the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute released today.

    “Our analysis demonstrates the Land Bank Authority’s critical role in supporting economic growth and development in Kent County,” said Mark Wyckoff, Interim Director at the MSU Land Policy Institute. “In addition to reducing blight and bringing dilapidated properties back to productive use, this study shows the land bank fills a critical gap in neighborhood restoration and economic development.”

  • Discrete Choice Experiments Workshop

    Posted on March 29, 2017 9:45am

    Official website: https://choicesummerschool.wixsite.com/2017

    Target audience

    The course is open to graduate students at different levels (MSc, MPhil, PG-diploma, and PhD), academics, consultants, and other practitioners. Applications will be evaluated on a first-come first-serve basis; as well as on motivations indicated in the application letter. Recommendation letters by academic supervisors endorsing the good standing of the candidate are welcomed, but not required.

    Location: Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics, Michigan State University – East Lansing – United States.


     

  • Congratulations!

    Picture of Robert Myers

    Posted on February 24, 2017 11:52am

    Robert J. Myers, professor in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics, was one of five members of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) honored as AAEA Fellows.

  • Critical perspectives for examining urbanization and sustainability in China

    Posted on April 28, 2017 4:03pm

    Peilei Fan, associate professor of Urban & Regional Planning, submitted this article about “Critical perspectives for examining urbanization and sustainability in Ching” in the UGEC Viewpoints blog, which focuses on urbanization and global environment change.

  • MSU Forestry students measure how trees impact the climate

    MSU Forestry student Andy Gordon measures a tree near the International Center.

    Posted on April 28, 2017 11:43am

    How much: energy does a tree save? CO2 does a tree reduce? storm water does a tree decrease? MSU students are measuring trees throughout campus to show the impact trees can have on the climate.

     

  • MSU Associate Professor Named Fulbright Scholar

    Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s

    Posted on April 27, 2017 2:47pm

    Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has been named a Fulbright Scholar.

  • Community impact assessment of the Kent County Land Bank Authority released

    Posted on April 26, 2017 1:52pm

    Findings from an internal investigation by the Kent County Land Bank authority were released this week, and the study’s conclusions were welcome news to county officials.

    Parrish and other county officials were on hand to hear the results of a community impact assessment of the Land Band Authority. The report, prepared by the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute found that the Land Bank had produced positive results for Kent County—over the last four years the KCLBA had generated nearly $43 million dollars in economic impact, while simultaneously creating new jobs.

  • ‘Our role is not done,’ says Kent County Land Bank chairman

    Posted on April 25, 2017 5:51pm

    Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish, chairman of the Kent County Land Bank Authority, said there always will be a role for the Kent County Land Bank, which puts blighted and abandoned property back on the market.

    The study by Michigan State University’s Land Policy Institute concluded the land bank generated $1.77 in the regional economy for every dollar it spent to acquire and rehab property. 

  • Study praises Kent County Land Bank for creating economic impact of $43M

    Posted on April 25, 2017 5:00pm

    The Kent County Land Bank has generated an economic impact of $42.9 million over the past four years, according to a study by Michigan State University Land Policy Institute.

  • Spruce-up pays off: Placemaking can create economic development

    Posted on April 21, 2017 4:08pm

    “Placemaking is the process of creating quality space,” said Brad Neumann, MSU Extension Government and Public Policy educator. “If things are right, you come out with a positive response.” Highlights LPI’s Placemaking Guidebook to learn more about intricacies of placemaking. Click below for more!

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