REI is proud to announce the 2019 Co-Learning Plans!
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Energy Co-op Broadband Networks: Connecting Rural Americans to 21st Century Economic Opportunity
Mitchell Shapiro, Private Consultant
project will help RECs, rural stakeholders, and policymakers evaluate
options and develop strategies to expand rural broadband availability,
adoption, usage, and benefits in ways that support strong and
economically healthy rural communities.
Marrying Community Benefits and Development Practice
Sam Butler, Doing Development Differently in Detroit (D4)
Co-Learning Plan will develop detailed recommendations for how to insert
community benefit provisions into standard development processes
including sample ordinance language.
City of Adrian Opportunity Zone Development
Mary ZumBrunnen & Chris Miller, City of Adrian
focuses on developing best practices for a small Opportunity Zone within
the city of Adrian, concentrating on fund development and attraction.
Translating Smart City Manager Knowledge
John Monberg, Ph.D., MSU Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
project will lead to the creation of a usable humanities framework for
leaders grappling with the consequences of new Smart City initiatives by
drawing upon sophisticated humanities perspectives for understanding
issues of agency, representation, deliberation, and equity.
Integration of Online Market Place and Main Street in Michigan Communities: Driver Impacts and Policy Implications
Peilei Fan, Ph.D., MSU School of Planning, Design, & Construction
This proposal will examine how online marketplaces and Main Street can be synergized for Michigan communities.
Pathways for Lifecycle Building Practices: Material Reuse in Tiny Home Construction
Michael Moreno-Beals and Nathaniel Hooper, Private Consultants
project will examine the feasibility of using Tiny Houses as a means to
create affordable, sustainable, and energy efficient housing. The
authors will develop a lifecycle plan of a Tiny House to examine the
cost/benefit and environmental impact of using conventional methods
compared to reused materials.