News from across Turtle Island
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.”
Posted on March 29, 2017 9:45am
Official website: https://choicesummerschool.wixsite.com/2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!