Michigan Association of Planning 2017 Annual Conference

September 28, 2017 - September 29, 2017

Mission Point, Mackinac Island | One Lakeshore Drive, Mackinac Island, MI 49757

The Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association brings its marquee event to Mackinac Island to help drive change in the field of planning, and connect planners who are solving everyday challenges. Meet our future-focused Planning experts during exhibit hours - or hear from our thought leaders who concurrently present Thursday, September 28 (during the 3:30 - 5:15 p.m. session).

APA Michigan’s annual conference is a first-class event that brings together hundreds of planners, planning commissioners, elected officials and academic professionals. Whether your goal is to contribute expertise and help drive change in the field of planning, learn from peers and adopt new practices, or connect with like-minded planners who are improving communities, make plans now to join APA Michigan in Mackinac Island.

OHM Advisors is proud to contribute our expertise and join the conversation with two sessions on Thursday, September 28 – both 3:30 – 5:15 p.m.

– Heather Seyfarth, AICP, joins a panel of experts for Planning for Coastal Resiliency

Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline in the US. Protecting coastal resources, supporting vulnerable populations, and providing new opportunities for economic development are within a planners’ purview. The resiliency movement compels planners to rethink how the vision is achieved.

This session illustrates how planners can use proven models to build a more resilient coastal community – featuring lessons learned from planners who recently worked in the trenches.

– Aaron Domini will be joined by Al Aceves, City of Southfield Downtown Development Authority to present ReImagine Northland, America’s First Mall

This session will describe how Southfield took control of Northland Mall, a defunct suburban shopping mall, to proactively reposition the property for success.

The team of planning experts will outline the specific steps taken to rethink, repurpose and redevelop the mall site into a sustainable mixed-use, pedestrian friendly environment.

Click here for conference details.