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Developing a Sustainable Strategy for the City of
Muskegon and its Urban Area
The City of Muskegon is located in one of the fastest growing and most prosperous economic regions in Michigan, the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland metropolitan statistical area (MSA). It is ironic then that the city continues to suffer from significant and long-term social and economic challenges. While this area remains depressed, Muskegon's Central Business District (CBD) is experiencing a rebirth. Community leaders and area stakeholders have developed a vision that integrates social equity, economic vitality, and environmental integrity as part of the planning process for their new downtown. This proposal capitalizes on this redevelopment effort to involve some of the key leaders, active stakeholders, and university researchers in an effort to create a Sustainability Strategy which not only includes the CBD but the entire Greater Muskegon Urban Area and ultimately the west Michigan region.
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Click Here for the Sustainability Survey Form
Click Here to Download a Poster Presented at the MSU Land Use Summit
Click here to download the final report, "A Sustainable Strategy for the City of Muskegon and its Urban Area"