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Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture, Rm. 172
446 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Greening Michigan Institute
Associate Director for Greening Michigan InstituteBusiness Development, Entrepreneurship, Tourism, Community, Civic Engagement, Conflict Resolution, Economic Development, Facilitation, Government, Leadership, Livable Communities, Planning, Public Policy, Natural Resources, Energy, Fisheries & Wildlife, Invasive Species, Lakes, Streams & Watersheds, Water Quality
Josh Gunn serves as the Associate Director of the Greening Michigan Institute where he provides leadership and support to educators and specialists who conduct community, economic and natural resources programming. He has over seven years of Extension experience, and over 10 years of leadership and management experience both in a university setting and as a supervisor in the U.S. Coast Guard. Josh holds a B.A. in Public Affairs (Washington State University), a M.S. in Marine Resources Management and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning (both from Texas A&M University).
November 25, 2013 | Throughout the development process, stakeholder participation can foster the creation of a community vision and ensure that people, planet, and profit are all taken into consideration when decisions are made.
November 20, 2013 | Standardized permitting and a formal planning process can reduce uncertainties that protect the environment, support private business, and promote quality of life for residents when development decisions are made in coastal and shoreline communities.
November 19, 2013 | Environmentally sound transportation options that allow for movement of people and goods within, between and beyond coastal communities have the potential to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, and sustain local and regional economies.
November 10, 2013 | Targeting development within existing communities and revitalizing waterfront areas with historical significance can improve the quality of life for residents, foster economic growth of local businesses and protect environmentally sensitive areas.
November 8, 2013 | Open spaces and other natural coastal areas function as habitat for native wildlife and provide valuable ecosystem services that improve quality of life for humans and support local and regional businesses along the Michigan shoreline.
November 8, 2013 | A sense of place is when the cultural heritage, available resources or some other unique element found within a community connects people with the identity of where they live, work or play.
November 8, 2013 | Walkable communities can improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, and can also increase economic vitality by supporting local businesses.
September 23, 2013 | Providing many different housing options in Great Lakes coastal and waterfront communities improves quality of life for coastal residents and provide numerous economic and environmental benefits in Great Lakes coastal communities.
September 17, 2013 | Design and size of business and residential structures can improve the quality of life for coastal residents and provide numerous economic and environmental benefits in Great Lakes coastal communities.
September 13, 2013 | Having homes, businesses, and natural areas near one another can have numerous benefits to local economies, environments, and community members.