The Michigan Land Use Institute has an article on a new, community-based visioning process to help residents design what six northwest Michigan counties can look like in the coming decades. The process will involve widespread citizen participation and workshops across the region. It will be led by one of the most respected planning firms in the country, Fregonese Calthorpe Associates. The firm is a leader in the new planning movement that is occurring nationally and globally in metropolitan regions and their sucesses include Envision Utah, a project designed to help Salt Lake City deal with the 3 million plus new residents expected to arrive in the next 50s years.
Read What will go where? from the MLUI (also has detailed information on the project and team members).