May 19, 2021: This fact sheet highlights two separate sources of information on local government planning and zoning: the Michigan Zoning Database and the Fall 2017 Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS). The Michigan Zoning Database is a joint project of UM’s Graham Sustainability Institute and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. The MPPS is an ongoing program administered by the University of Michigan’s Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). We typically report MPPS findings at a statewide level. However, because 76% of the state’s local jurisdictions participated in Fall 2017, we are also able to show summarized data for all local governments within any county, while still protecting confidentiality.