Sustainable Communities & Economies

Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy


Advancing Sustainability and Economic Development


Photo Credit: City of Ann Arbor
  • Overview
  • Resources
  • Overview

    Jul 16 - Jul 17, 2012
    Ann Arbor, MI USA
    Presenters:
    Rick Bunch, Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
    Michael Crowley, Senior Program Officer, Institute for Sustainable Communities
    Andy Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise
    Peter Hughes, Sustainable Development & Green Programs Specialist, Michigan State Housing Development Authority
    Bill Mayer, Director, Entrepreneurial Services, Ann Arbor SPARK
    Matt Naud, Environmental Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor
    Dave Norwood, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Dearborn
    Susan Pollay, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority
    Jodee Raines, VP of Programs, Erb Family Foundation
    Suzanne Schulz, Planning Director, City of Grand Rapids
    Don Schurr, President, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
    Scott Walker, Chief Executive Officer, Midland Tomorrow
    Marc A. Weiss, Chairman and CEO, Global Urban Development

    Workshop Recap

    The Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy brought together 18 teams of senior officials and key stakeholders from across the state of Michigan to advance and accelerate local sustainable development solutions. Teams focused on making the case for sustainability, improving health and quality of life, developing and financing new markets, and collaborating across sectors and jurisdictions. The workshop was co-hosted by Michigan Green Communities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities.

    Participating Communities

    • Ann Arbor
    • Birmingham
    • Dearborn
    • Delta Township
    • Detroit
    • Farmington Hills
    • Ferndale
    • Huntington Woods
    • Marquette
    • Monroe County
    • Muskegon County
    • River Rouge
    • Roseville
    • Union Township
    • St. Clair Shores
    • Traverse City
    • Washtenaw County
    • Ypsilanti
  • Resources

    • Resource Guide

      Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy Resource Guide

      A compilation of case studies and best available resources intended to help local, state, and regional practitioners do their jobs better by showcasing promising practices in developing a sustainable economy.

      The Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy (June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI) and this guide were made possible with support of Ann Arbor SPARK, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan Economic Development Corporation Energy Office, MichigaMunicipal League, Siemens, Summit Foundation, and Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Welcome to Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy

      Michael Crowley, Senior Program Officer, ISC, sets the stage for the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy and shares the out come of ISC's Michigan Green Communities need/wants assessment.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Regional Energy Demonstration Centers

      Joel Howrani Heeres, Sustainable Communities Coordinator, WARM Training Center, on the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office as part of the panel discussion "Regional Energy Demonstration Centers".

      Presented at the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy, June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Climate Change as a Cultural Issue: Tactics for Reaching a Social Consensus

      The Keynote presentation by Andy Hoffman, Director, Erb Institute and Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan, at Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy, June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Collaboration for Sustainable Economic Development

      Don Schurr, President, Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. presents collaboration tactics using the example of wind energy in Michigan.

      Presented at the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy, June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Regional Energy Demonstration Centers

      Jenny Oorbeck, Communities Division Manager, Clean Energy Coalition, on the a2energy program as part of the panel discussion "Regional Energy Demonstration Centers".

      Presented at the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy, June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI.
      Jul 16, 2012
    • Presentation

      Sustainability as an Essential Downtown Development Strategy

      Susan Pollay, Executive Director, Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority, leads off the panel discussion "Collaboration for Sustainable Economic Development" with an overview the A2 Downtown Development Strategy.

      Presented at the Michigan Green Communities Leadership Academy, June 16th-18th, Ann Arbor, MI.
      Jul 16, 2012
  • Success Story

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