In 2016, local and regional planners, developers, environmental stewards, and other interested individuals came together to participate in a new statewide training that explores the intersection between public health, climate change, and land use planning policy.
This 3-hour training module was developed in partnership by LIAA, a nonprofit community planning organization, and the Michigan Climate & Health Adaptation Program at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. We are seeking to raise awareness about the health impacts of climate change in our region, populations most vulnerable to such impacts, and what other communities are doing to address similar challenges.
Four sessions were held around the state. By completing this training, attendees also had the opportunity to receive three (3) Master Citizen Planner educational credits.
Training Materials and Resources Available!
- Download a copy of the Presentation Slides
- Activity 1
- Activity 2
- Activity 3
- Regional Climate Trends
- Climate and Health Resources
- Health Impact Assessment Case Studies in Michigan
- Sample Site Plan Review Reference Guide for Planning Commissioners