Strengthening Michigan's Infrastructure and Sustainability
John Austin & Dayne Walling
Co-Learning Plan examines the implementation of Michigan's municipal
master plans and capital improvement plans (CIP) in the context of the
challenges with public infrastructure systems and the opportunities for a
future blue and green economy. Statewide information is assessed and
municipal profiles are developed and compared to represent a range of
population size, economic characteristics, geographic location.
Legislative, policy, and strategic management reforms are recommended to
overcome impediments and optimize public infrastructure systems.
Economic Assessment of Startup Accelerators
Tony Willis, Josie Keenan, & Jared Wein
Accelerators have become a crucial component in the startup ecosystem as
they provide capital, guidance, and set objectives for startups. This
Co-Learning Plan is an analysis of accelerators on multiple levels
consisting of common denominators of the most successful accelerators,
how accelerators and local community partners view success in their
accelerator programs, and hurdles and challenges to starting and
sustaining an accelerator.
Smart Cities and Infrastructure for Michigan
Dong Zhao & Meltem Duva
cities represent the future of urban and infrastructure development.
This Co-Learning Plan focuses on the concept and structure of smart
cities, as well as the benefits to the people who live in the urban
environment. The outcomes of this Co-Learning Plan provide quantifiable
evidence on the development path of smart cities and infrastructure,
particularly for Michigan.
Agricultural Technological Innovation in Michigan
is Michigan's second largest industry and with its proximity to the
automotive industry and burgeoning biosciences and information
technology sectors, the state is poised for food and agriculture
technological innovation. Currently, resources for food and ag
technology are siloed, and the aim of this Co-Learning Plan is to work
with stakeholders to identify and collect the materials needed to
develop this sector.