REI is Proud to Announce the 2019 Co-Learning Plans! Visit the Current Project Page to learn more about each project.
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 that help Michigan and other states
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)
exhaustive study and evaluation, D4 has concluded that in order for
community benefits to be effective in Michigan, they need to be embedded
early in the development process. But how to effect these policies
without driving away private investment remains a key question.
City of Adrian Opportunity Zone Development
Mary ZumBrunnen & Chris Miller, City of Adrian
Co-Learning proposal focuses on developing best practices for a small
Opportunity Zone within the City of Adrian concentrating on fund
development and attraction. Within an Opportunity Zone, investors may
receive capital gains relief in low-income census tracts of distressed
Translating Smart City Manager Knowledge
John Monberg, Ph.D., MSU Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures
work with students to create a usable humanities frameworks for city
managers 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 is to examine how online market place and Main Street can be best synergized for Michigan communities.
Pathways for Lifecycle Building Practices: Material Reuse in Tiny Home Construction
Michael Moreno-Beals & Nathaniel Hooper, Private Consultants
topic of this proposal is to examine the feasibility of using Tiny
Houses as a means to create affordable, sustainable, and energy
efficient housing. This will entail an analysis of the real and
perceived barriers to utilizing Tiny Houses to meet a communities
affordable housing needs, from the perception of key stakeholders and
those most affected by the issue.