About Us

Our Mission

The Land Policy Institute (LPI) at Michigan State University seeks to make a positive difference in addressing current and future public and private land use challenges in Michigan, the Midwest and beyond, through our three focus areas (Placemaking & Regional Prosperity, Land & Planning and Land-Based Resources). The LPI works in partnership with groups on campus and outside of the university on research, outreach and education initiatives that enrich community, economic and family life through the development of effective land use policies, strategies and best practices.

Our Vision

To advance MSU’s culture of high performance in developing collaborative, transformational, forward-looking land and place-based science, policies and strategies that improve place performance and regional prosperity, thus establishing the LPI as a premiere research and outreach entity in this arena.