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Policy Report on Regional Planning in Michigan

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May 2005


This report summarizes one of the first academic studies to systematically examine the factors that affect the formation and ongoing operations of regional governmental planning efforts related to land use issues. Using semi-structured interviews of both regional planning participants and members of the business community, plus surveys of county officials and analysis of state law and other public documents.

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Keywords: Community Development, Economy and Economic Development, Environment, Intergovernmental Relations, Land Use

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