Sustainable Communities 2060

Michigan communities are diverse, close-knit places where people know their neighbors and can reach jobs, schools, parks and grocery stores by walking, biking, or using transit. Effective regional planning ensures that cities, towns and suburbs are all safe and healthy places to live, work and play.  Neighborhoods carry a deep sense of place, and development respects their unique natural and cultural identities.  Communities are designed specifically to minimize transportation costs, support local businesses and schools, eliminate waste and produce more local food, jobs and renewable energy.