This website presents planning methods, techniques, and resources that have been developed to help Great Lakes Coastal Communities plan for and manage their shoreland areas to become more resilient coastal communities.

Materials on this website have been developed through multiple collaborations between the University of Michigan’s Urban & Regional Planning Program and School of Natural Resources and Environment; LIAA; Michigan Technological University’s Great Lakes Research Center and the Michigan Tech Research Institute; the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute; and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program.

This work has been supported through grants from the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes, Michigan Coastal Zone Management Program; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; the University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute; and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Primary Investigators

Richard Norton
University of Michigan, Urban & Regional Planning Program

rknorton@umich.edu

Guy Meadows
Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center

gmeadows@mtu.edu

Harry Burkholder
LIAA

burkholder@liaa.org