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The National Charrette Institute and Michigan State University Extension are hosting a statewide training series on Placemaking and using the NCI charrette process to achieve quality places.

These interactive one-day workshops will teach community and economic development professionals, planners, zoning administrators, elected officials, planning commissioners, students and involved citizens the essentials of quality places and how to create them using the National Charrette Institutes process for design-based collaboration. Participants will practice identifying areas ripe for placemaking and develop a placemaking project.

Please join us at one of the following events.
All events are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided. 

East Jordan - Monday, Oct. 29th - CANCELLED
East Jordan Civic Center, 201 Main St., East Jordan, MI 49727

Lapeer - Friday, Nov. 2nd - CANCELLED
Lapeer County Health Department, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI 48446

Escanaba - Wednesday, Nov. 7th 
Michigan Works, 2950 College Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829

Adrian - Friday Nov 9th 
The Steele Carriage House, 132 N. Main St., Adrian, MI 49221

Clinton Township -
Monday, Nov. 12th 
MSU Extension Assembly Room 21885 Dunham Rd, Verkuilen Building #12, Clinton Township, MI 48036

Grand Rapids- Wednesday, Nov. 14th - CANCELLED
MSU Extension Rooms A&B, 775 Ball Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Detroit - Thursday, Nov. 15th
MSU Detroit Center Rooms 230 A&B, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

Free and secure parking is available at all sites. 
Master Citizen Planner (MCP) credits are available. 

Adrian, MI Event Registrants: $40 for the first 24 registrants, otherwise $80.
All Other Event Registrants - $80

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Refunds will be granted for cancellations received one week prior to class. Requests received after this date will not be refunded.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Holly Madill, Director of the National Charrette Institute at MSU, at