Institute addresses environmental and economic issues

The Current, Fall 2003



On November 19, The Institute for Building Sustainable Communities, under the direction of CBA Professor Mike Whitty, hosted former Attorney General of Michigan Frank Kelley (LAW ’57), and Julie Metty Bennett, senior consultant for Natural Resources at Public Sector Consultants Inc., who are respectively co-chair and consultant to the Governor’s Michigan Land Use Leadership Council. Kelley and Bennett presented the findings of the Council as well as taking part in a discussion on the environmental and economic challenges facing Michigan.

The Council was formed in February 2003 to address the trends, causes and consequences of unmanaged growth and development in Michigan. In August 2003, the Council provided its recommendations to minimize the impact of current land use trends on Michigan's environment and economy. For more information on the Council, please visit their web site.