"Forum on sprawl in Michigan with mayor John Heiftje."
Michigan Union Ballroom
Added by robg3 on March 25, 2004
SPRAWLED OUT: The Fight to Stop Sprawl in Michigan and Ann Arbor
Mayor John Hieftje
City Council Member Jean Carlberg
History Professor Matt Lassiter Law Professor Rick Hills
Conan Smith, Michigan Environmental Council & the Cool Cities Task Force
--->Tuesday, March 30
--->Michigan Union Ballroom
<----Come hear what is being done to fight urban sprawl statewide and
locally from the people making it happen. And then tell them what YOU
---->Brought to you by Students for PIRGIM, the Environmental Issues
Commission (MSA), and the Urban Issues Collaborative.<----
MORE ABOUT SPRAWL IN MI AND A2...
While out of control development is paving over some of our most valued
natural places, transforming farmland into developments and leaving behind
a legacy of air and water pollution, many of our cities are in decline. We
have an opportunity to pass policies that would stop sprawl, promote smart
growth alternatives and tackle social problems.
At the state level, a bipartisan task force helped to develop tools that
will curb sprawl. Now it's up to Governor Granholm and the state
legislature to turn these recommendations into reality.
At the local level, questions on whether Ann Arbor should develop and if
so, how and where, still loom large. Mayor Hieftje and City Council will
hear policy recommendations from the Cool Cities Task Force on how Ann
Arbor can attract and retain 20-34 year-olds, as well as multiple plans for