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1998 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Summary Statistics

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 1998. It focuses on six different categories of traffic crashes: namely, total traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, crashes involving alcohol, crashes involving pedestrians and crashes involving elderly drivers. The objectives of this report 1) to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety and 2) to illustrate how factors such as alcohol use and restraint use are related to variables such as driver age and crash severity. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 1999

1999 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 1999. It focuses on ten different categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly-driver traffic crashes, pedestrian traffic crashes, bicycle traffic crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about seat belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective os this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 2002

2000 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2000. It focuses on eight different categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 2002

2001 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2001. It focuses on eight different categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

October 2002

2002 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2002. It focuses on 10 categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, pedestrian crashes, bicycle crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 2003

2003 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2003. It focuses on 10 categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer traffic crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, pedestrian traffic crashes, bicycle traffic crashes, and truck/bus traffic crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 2005

2004 Asset Management Road Condition Report

During the summer and fall of 2004, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, participated in the second year of an ongoing effort to collect road condition data on all federal-aid eligible roads in the state. SEMCOG, working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, counties, and cities collected data on 7,800 miles of road in Southeast Michigan. This report is a summary of findings from the data collection effort in the SEMCOG region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

March 2005

2004 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2004. It focuses on 10 categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, pedestrian crashes, bicycle crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

September 2006

2005 Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2005. It focuses on 10 categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, vehicle-deer crashes, young-driver traffic crashes, elderly driver traffic crashes, pedestrian crashes, bicycle crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

August 2006

2007 High Emitter Remote Sensing Project

In 2007, SEMCOG sponsored a project to identify on-road high emitters using remote sensing. SEMCOG contracted Environmental Systems Products Holdings (ESP) to perform the project. The report includes the analysis and the findings. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Transportation

December 2007

2020 Regional Development Forecast: Summary Report

Presents an overview of the 2020 Regional Development Forecast (RDF).The 2020 RDF includes projection of population, households and jobs. It describes the overall future growth of the region and shows in maps and tables the projected growth for cities, villages and townships. The report shows how a dramatically older population will affect schools, the labor force and community characteristics. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

April 1996

2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan

More than $24 billion will be invested in preserving, enhancing, and operating the Southeast Michigan transportation system by 2025, a system including roadways, bridges, airports, non-motorized pathways and transit vehicles and facilities. The 2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan is a technically-sound plan that assesses current conditions and needs, estimates the systems future funding expectations and identifies and analyzes solutions for those needs. The 2025 RTP includes two companion pieces- Project List and Public Involvement in Regional Transportation Planning- which are available from SEMCOG Information Services. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure
Traffic

June 2000

2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan: Project List

The 2025 RTP Project List is a compilation of transportation improvement projects for FY 2001-2025. Projects in the first five years are relatively firm commitments and likely to be completed. Projects listed for FY 2006-2025 represent priorities for the future. This Project List is a companion document of the 2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (2025 RTP). The 2025 RTP, along with an additional companion document- Public Involvement in Regional Transportation Planning- are available from SEMCOG Information Services. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

October 2002

2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan: Public Involvement in Regional Transportation Planning

This document details the SEMCOG 2025 RTP public involvement process, including a compilation of comments received from the public as well as from SEMCOG committee members, member communities and other regional agencies. This is a companion document of the 2025 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (2025 RTP). The 2025 RTP, along with the Project List companion document are available from SEMCOG Information Services. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Public Involvement

June 2000

2030 Regional Development Forecast for Southeast Michigan: Population, Households, and Jobs, for Cities, Villages, and Townships 1990-2030

SEMCOG has updated its Regional Development Forecast (RDF) of population, households, and jobs using new data. The 2030 RDF provides detail on population by age group, households by type, and jobs by industrial class for communities. The forecast numbers are provided in five-year intervals from 1990 through future year 2030. This report describes forecast methods and results for the 233 communities in the region. The 2030 RDF will provide a base for SEMCOG long-range plans, including an update of the Regional Transportation Plan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

October 2001

2030 Regional Growth Forecast for Southeast Michigan: Population, Households, and Jobs, 1990-2030

This report explains the Regional Forecast Totals (RFTs) numbers about the regional population, households, and jobs in the past, present, and future. These SEMCOG produced numbers extend in five-year intervals from 1990-2030, and were adopted by the SEMCOG General Assembly in October 2000. These totals are the initial step in the production of a detailed, small-area Regional Development Forecast (RDF) that will allocate the totals among the 1442 small areas and 233 communities in the region. The full forecast provides a base for the SEMCOG long-range regional plans, and in particular, the travel demand models that give future travel patterns in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

October 2000

2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan

The 2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (RTP) is the "blueprint" for transportation in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. It serves as a guide for developing a transportation system (including roads, bridges, buses, airports, border crossings, sidewalks and bicycle paths) that is accessible, safe and reliable and contributes to a higher quality of life. It is also a requirement allowing federal transportation dollars to flow to the region. The 2030 RTP is a technically-sound plan sensitive to the changing transportation needs of the seven-county region. It assesses current conditions and needs, estimates the system's future funding expectations, and identifies and analyzes solutions for those needs. The 2030 RTP includes companion documents available from SEMCOG's Information Services or online at www.semcog.org/TranPlan/RTP 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure
Traffic

November 2004

2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan: Project List

The 2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (RTP) is the "blueprint" for transportation in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. It serves as a guide for developing a transportation system (including roads, bridges, buses, airports, border crossings, sidewalks, and bicycle paths) that is accessible, safe, and reliable and contributes to a higher quality of life. It is also a requirement allowing federal transportation dollars to flow to the region. The 2030 RTP Project List is a compilation of transportation improvement projects for FY 2005-2030 and representing a $41 billion investment. This project list is a companion document to the 2030 RTP. The 2030 RTP, along with additional companion documents, is available from SEMCOG Information Services or online at www.semcog.org/TranPlan/RTP.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

November 2004

2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan: Regional Transportation Needs

The 2030 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan (RTP) is the "blueprint" for transportation in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. It serves as a guide for developing a transportation system (including roads, bridges, buses, airports, border crossings, sidewalks,and bicycle paths) that is accessible, safe and reliable and contributes to a higher quality of life. It is also a requirement allowing federal transportation dollars to flow to the region. The assessment of the region's transportation needs was the first step in developing the 2030 RTP. This assessment was completed and documented in a series of background reports. Each report describes the methods used and documents the findings, this laying the groundwork for developing policies, initiatives, and projects included in the 2030 RTP. Those reports are compiled here. This documents regional transportation needs, and is a companion document to the 2030 RTP. The 2030 RTP, along with additional companion documents, is available from SEMCOG Information Services or online at www.semcog.org/TranPlan/RTP 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

November 2004

2030 Regional Transportation Plan: Needs, Revenues, and Priorities

The Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) is the "blueprint" for transportation planning in Southeast Michigan and is necessary to meet requirements allowing federal money to be spent in the region. This document provides more information on the 2030 RTP development process, including identifying transportation needs and prioritizing those needs based on estimated funding. Results are preliminary and based on most current information available as of July 2003. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure
Traffic

July 2003

2035 Forecast for Southeast Michigan: Population, Households, and Jobs for Counties, Cities, Villages, and Townships 2005-2035

SEMCOG's 2035 Forecast provides detail on population by age group, households by type, and jobs by industrial class for communities in Southeast Michigan. The forecast numbers are provided at five-year intervals from 2005 through future year 2035. This report summarizes forecast results for the region's 233 local communities, and describes the methodology used to produce the forecast. The 2035 Forecast will provide a base for SEMCOG's long-range plans, including the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

April 2008

Abandoned-Vehicle Study: Impact of 48-to-24 Hours Abandoned-Vehicle Legislation

This report describes the impact of Michigan Senate Bill No. 961 (effective October 16, 2000) which redefined the abandon vehicle tag period from a 48-hour to a 24-hour period. The scope of this study includes the number of abandoned vehicles, value of the vehicles, number of vehicles sold at a public sale, and number of owners requesting a hearing and the outcome of such hearings. Abandoned-vehicle data were collected from selected Michigan State Police posts and from the Criminal Justice Information Center.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Legislation
Vehicles

October 2001

A Citizens' Guide to Transportation Planning in Southeast Michigan

This guide outlines the broad picture of regional transportation planning in Southeast Michigan. It describes the activities of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and shows concerned citizens how they can participate in the transportation-planning process. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Public Involvement

May 2003

A Citizens' Guide to Transportation Planning in Southeast Michigan

This guide outlines the broad picture of regional transportation planning in Southeast Michigan. It describes the activities of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and shows concerned citizens how they can participate in the transportation planning process.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Public Involvement

October 2005

Activities of the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Water Quality, Executive Summary

This report describes the ongoing activities of the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Water Quality. For each issue on the agenda of the Consortium, areas of progress are summarized and action steps (completed or in need of completion) are described. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

March 2005

Activities of the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Water Quality

This report describes the ongoing activities of the Southeast Michigan Consortium for Water Quality. For each issue on the agenda of the Consortium, areas of progress are summarized and action steps (completed or in need of completion) are described. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

March 2005

A Decade of Prosperity in Southeast Michigan: Comparing 1990 and 2000 Census Data

SEMCOG used 1990 and 2000 Census data to examine the distribution and changes in household income, housing value, and poverty by community across Southeast Michigan. Comparisons between 1990 and 2000 are based on adjusted 1989 or 1999 dollars. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Economic
Population

June 2002

American Community Survey Profile Michigan, 2005

This ACS profile presents data for the State of Michigan, for 26 counties, and 22 cities/townships that have a population in excess of 65,000 and for a selected group of PUMAs (Public Use Microdata Sample Areas) covering areas in Michigan not represented by individual county data. Data for the SEMCOG region and the Detroit-Warren-Livonia Metropolitan Statistical Area (Detroit MSA) can be found in the Regional Summary. The Detroit MSA consists of Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, and Wayne counties. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population
Survey

January 2007

A Region in Turbulence and Transition: The Economic and Demographic Outlook for Southeast Michigan Through 2035

The economy of Southeast Michigan is currently in the midst of a structural economic crisis--probably the worst in our lifetime. Against this backdrop, we present our economic and demographic outlook for Southeast Michigan through 2035, as well as two alternative scenarios, one of which portrays a more pessimistic outlook for the region, and the other depicting more favorable prospects. We propose a few strategies to address the question of where we want to go from here, including investment in a more highly skilled and educated workforce and growing the knowledge-based economy. Our outlook for the Southeast Michigan economy underscores the writing on the wall: the old model is broken, a new one is needed, and the clock is ticking.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Education
Employment
Population

March 2007

Asset Management Road Condition Report, 2006

During the summer and fall of 2006, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, participated in the third year of an ongoing effort to collect road condition data on all federal-aid eligible roads in the state. SEMCOG, working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, counties, and cities, collected data on approximately 8,000 miles of road in Southeast Michigan. This report is a summary of findings from the data collection effort in the SEMCOG region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

December 2008

Asset Management Road Condition Report, 2007

During the Summer and Fall of 2007, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments participated in an ongoing effort to collect road condition data on all federal-aid eligible roads in the state. SEMCOG, working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, counties, and cities collected data on approximately 8,000 miles of road in Southeast Michigan. This report is a summary of finding from the data collection effort in the SEMCOG region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

December 2008

Asset Management Road Condition Report, 2008

During 2008, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, participated in an ongoing effort to collect road condition data on all federal-aid eligible roads in the state. SEMCOG, working with the Michigan Department of Transportation, counties, and cities collected data on approximately 4,000 miles of road in Southeast Michigan. This report is a summary of finding from the data collection effort in the SEMCOG region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

May 2009

A Summary of SEMCOG's Involvement in Manufactured Housing Parks

A Summary of SEMCOG's Involvement in Manufactured Housing Parks 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing
Land Use

September 1998

Building Stronger Communities: The Community Development Block Grant in Michigan

This report is based on information provided by Michigan's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement communities in a survey sent out by SEMCOG and MCDDA in Spring 2006. It reflects the importance of the CDBG program to Michigan communities, both large and small, and the impact it has had on the lives of low- and moderate-income residents, youth, persons with disabilities, and seniors, as well as other persons needing help at some point in their lives. Over the last 30 years, CDBG has also helped Michigan communities provide safe neighborhoods and essential public services . Despite the program's positive impact, funding has been reduced by over 30 percent in the last five years and there is now a proposal to make major changes to the program. This report shows the types of programs that may have to be eliminated if funding is further reduced. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding

September 2006

Community Traffic Safety Programs in Southeast Michigan: Analysis and Opportunities

This report describes the current state of traffic safety activities in Southeast Michigan. Municipalities in the region were surveyed to identify their traffic safety resources, as well as their needs. This report also identifies statewide and regional traffic safety organizations that can assist traffic safety efforts. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

April 2001

Commuter Benefits: Moving Your Business Forward

Commuter benefits are employer incentives that encourage employees not to drive alone for the work commute. For Southeast Michigan businesses, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, serves as the point of access for commute options. Our commuter transportation expertise is a complimentary service provided to you. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
RideShare

April 2004

Commuting in Southeast Michigan, 2000

This report documents county commuting patterns of Southeast Michigan in 2000. Several comparisons are drawn using commuting data to 1980 for analyzing number of workers, job growth, and inter-county commuting. Additional information related to traffic flow, congestion, average commute time, and means of transportation to work in 2000 is also provided. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Employment
Infrastructure
Traffic
Transportation

June 2003

Components of a Basement Flooding Protection Plan: Legislation on Liability

This paper discusses the issues related to municipal liability and the need for legislation to define both the circumstances and limits of that liability. SEMCOG has prepared two additional background papers on the related policy and insurance issues. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Legislation
Water

November 2000

Components of a Basement Flooding Protection Plan: Sewer System Improvements

This paper discusses the issues related to municipal sewer systems that lead to basement backups and improvements needed to help prevent the occurrence of flooding. SEMCOG has prepared two additional background papers on the related policy and insurance issues. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Water

November 2000

Components of a Basement Flooding Protection Program: Insurance Protection

This doument describes the issues related to insurance protection for basement flooding from sewer backups. Discussed are the type of insurance available, how costs are being paid, and kinds of damages being argued in court. Additionally, the question of how property owners can recover costs when it is determined that the municipality is not liable has been raised. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

November 2000

Components of a Basement Flooding Protection Program: Insurance Protection

This document describes the issues related to insurance protection for basement flooding from sewer backups. Discussed are the type of insurance available, how costs are being paid, and kinds of damages being argued in court. Additionally, the question of how property owners can recover costs when it is determined that the municipality is not liable has been raised. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Infrastructure
Legislation
Water

November 2000

Congestion Management System (CMS) Plan for Southeast Michigan

This document outlines SEMCOG's Congestion Management System (CMS) Plan. It describes agreed-upon performance measures, utilizes data-driven analyses, identifies existing and future congested roadways, identifies appropriate mitigation strategies to alleviate such traffic congestion, and monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of the implemented strategies and actions in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Traffic

December 2004

Creating a Sustainable Infrastructure System in Southeast Michigan

This report exposes the emerging infrastructure crisis in the region, components of the solution to addressing the crisis, and specific actions that the public and private sector must take to help secure our quality of life and economic prosperity. The services addressed include transportation, water, sewer, and energy. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure
Transportation
Water

July 2010

Creating Success with Our Transportation Assets: 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program

Creating Success with Our Transportation Assets: 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southeast Michigan describes how over $3.8 billion in revenues will be invested to support our transportation system. It is responsive to the many new realities in the region, the country, and the world. Actions needed to improve the quality and reliability of the transportation system, increase our economic prosperity, reach a higher level of fiscal sustainability, broaden our access to vital destinations, make our communities more desirable, and protect our environment are described. Implementation of this plan will help improve Southeast Michigan's quality of life.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Economic
Environment
Funding
Infrastructure

June 2013

Creating Success with Our Transportation Assets: 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan

Creating Success with Our Transportation Assets: 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan describes how over $50 billion in revenues will be invested to support our transportation system, including the approximately $36 billion directed by this plan. It is responsive to the many new realities in the region, the country, and the world. Actions needed to improve the quality and reliability of the transportation system, increase our economic prosperity, reach a higher level of fiscal sustainability, broaden our access to vital destinations, make our communities more desirable, and protect our environment are described. Implementation of this plan will help improve Southeast Michigan's quality of life. The plan includes transportation projects anticipated during the life of the plan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Economic
Environment
Funding
Infrastructure

June 2013

Detroit and 300 Years of Metropolitan Growth

This report presents an overview of the growth of Detroit and the Southeast Michigan region over the 300 years since its founding. Included are data on key measures of growth and expansion--population, employment, and urban development. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Employment
History
Population

June 2001

Downtown Detroit to Metro Airport Rail Study

SEMCOG and its planning partners have identified goals for rail transit service in the DDMA corridor, summarized as a service philosophy, operating plan, and multimodal linkages. Phase 1, 2, and the final reports of this study are included in the report. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

June 2001

Economic Impact of the Border: Detroit/Windsor

Maintaining and managing Michigan's international border crossings involves dealing with a number of diverse and complex issues. Capacity, congestion, delays, the growth in international trade, homeland security, and the deteriorating physical conditions of aging infrastructure are but a few. There is significant interdependency of the American and Canadian economies and there is nothing more important to exporters and importers on both sides of the border than being able to ensure traffic at the border flows efficiently and the international supply chain remains strong.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure

September 2009

Elderly Mobility and Safety Focus Group Research Report

This research project was undertaken by the statewide Elderly Mobility & Safety Task Force and SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The goal is to gather input on challenges and barriers to elderly mobility and safety in order to develop recommendations for overcoming those challenges and barriers. The results will be used by the Task Force to develop a statewide strategic plan of action. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety

July 1999

Elderly Mobility and Safety Forum Proceedings

The Elderly Mobility & Safety Forum was held on April 12, 1999, as part of an elderly mobility and safety assessment currently being conducted by SEMCOG. The overall goal of the assessment is developing a comprehensive and strategic plan of action designed to guide state policy. The proceedings of the forum will be used by the Elderly Mobility & Safety Task Force to complete the assessment process and develop a Final Plan of Action for the State of Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety

May 1999

Elderly Mobility and Safety - The Michigan Approach: Background Paper #1, Population, Travel Pattern and Crash Characteristic Analysis State of Michigan

As the population of the State of Michigan continues to age, the challenge becomes preserving the mobility and enhancing the safety of an increasing elderly population. The State of Michigan is currently conducting an elderly mobility and safety assessment, the goal of which is developing a comprehensive and strategic plan of action designed to guide state policy. In order to shape the plan, it is first necessary to conduct a comprehensive review of the literature in order to better understand the issues affecting elderly mobility and safety, the reasons for the current gaps in service provision and the success of innovative programs, activities and research. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety

June 1999

Elderly Mobility and Safety - The Michigan Approach: Background Paper #2, Literature Review and Resource Inventory

As the population of the State of Michigan continues to age, the challenge becomes preserving the mobility and enhancing the safety of an increasing elderly population. The State of Michigan is currently conducting an elderly mobility and safety assessment, the goal of which is developing a comprehensive and strategic plan of action designed to guide state policy. In order to shape the plan, it is first necessary to conduct a comprehensive review of the literature in order to better understand the issues affecting elderly mobility and safety, the reasons for the current gaps in service provision and the success of innovative programs, activities and research. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety

June 1999

Elderly Mobility and Safety - The Michigan Approach: Final Plan of Action

Recognizing the need to plan now for expected changes in Michigan population, the Michigan State Safety Commission requested that SEMCOG conduct an elderly mobility and safety assessment and develop a statewide plan of action designed to guide state policy. In February 1998, SEMCOG, with funding from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, convened a statewide, interdisciplinary Elderly Mobility & Safety Task Force. In the course of studying the underlying issues, the Task Force came to realize mobility and safety issues affect our entire society, not just the elderly. By striving to meet the needs of the elderly, therefore, we improve quality of life for everyone. In keeping with that philosophy, the Task Force has developed a Final Plan of Action for consideration by the Michigan State Safety Commission. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety

August 1999

Emission Reductions from Changes to Gasoline and Diesel Specifications and Diesel Engine Retrofits in the Southeast Michigan Area

To ensure that the Southeast Michigan area attains the ozone standard as soon as possible, SEMCOG has been studying ways to reduce ozone precursors. As a part of this effort, it initiated a study of the emission reduction potential of different gasoline and diesel fuel formulations. SEMCOG formed a stakeholder group consisting of representatives with expertise from the oil industry, automobile industry, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to provide guidance to the study. SEMCOG contracted with Air Improvement Resource, Inc. (AIR) to quantify emission reductions that would result from various changes to fuels. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Transportation
Vehicles

February 2005

Employment Change by Community, Southeast Michigan, 1999-2002

This report presents place-of-work employment by community in Southeast Michigan in eight Standard Industrial Classification(SIC)-based industrial classes for the years 1999 through 2002. The reported numbers are based on geographic coding of employment establishments for wage and salary employees covered by unemployment insurance programs. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Population

October 2003

Fiscal Capacity of Southeast Michigan Communities: Taxable Value and its Implications, 2008

Property taxes are the most significant source of revenue for local governments and school districts. As Southeast Michigan's home values have been declining, taxable value is starting to decline in some communities. Most, if not all, communities face declining taxable value in the coming years. This report reviews the changes in taxable value and state equalized value (SEV) between 2007 and 2008; and forecasts the outlook for Southeast Michigan's regional taxable value in the near future. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Tax
Taxation

December 2008

Fiscal Capacity of Southeast Michigan Communities: Taxable Value and its Implications

Taxable values per capita vary greatly throughout Southeast Michigan communities resulting in large disparities in the ability of communities to finance municipal services. State laws limit growth in taxable values and revenues from property taxes. This report describes the effects of these disparities and suggests some ways in which the problem can be addressed. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Tax
Taxation

August 2003

Foreign Investment in Southeast Michigan: Major Economic Activity Map Series

Foreign Investments in Southeast Michigan is the first in the Economic Activity Map series. It outlines companies in Southeast Michigan that are subsidiaries of or owned by companies located in a foreign country. Data for this map was provided by the Detroit Regional Chamber.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Maps

October 1999

Funding Environmental Protection in Michigan: The Need for Change

The long-term economic prosperity of Southeast Michigan hinges on a healthy and safe environment. While the undesirable state of the current economy and the state's fiscal crisis are dominant issues, there is growing concern that the "system" for funding Michigan's environmental protection efforts is flawed. Left unchanged, this could have adverse impacts on Southeast Michigan's economic recovery and the future state of the environment. This report summarizes the current system of funding environmental programs. The growing dependence on fees paid by local governments and businesses is described. Finally, the report identifies the implications of continuing the current system for local government and for business. These implications are to be the basis of dialogue on how the current funding system should be reformed.

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Planning
Detroit
Economic
Funding

September 2007

Funding Resources for Investing in the Transportation System for Southeast Michigan

This document summarizes, in chart form, the major transportation funding programs available through federal and state funding programs. These resources are available for constructing, reconstructing, and operating the bridge, roadway, transit, and non-motorized systems in Southeast Michigan. The summary identifies the eligible projects, programs and activities, estimated funding available in FY 2002, eligible recipients, method of distribution, and estimated scheduling for seeking funding. 

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Planning
Detroit
Construction
Economic
Funding
Infrastructure
Traffic
Transit

May 2002

Funding Resources for Investing in the Transportation System of Southeast Michigan, 2006

This document summarizes the major transportation funding programs available through federal and state funding programs. These resources are available for constructing, reconstructing, resurfacing, and operating the bridge, roadway, transit, and nonmotorized systems in Southeast Michigan. The summary identifies the eligible projects, programs, and activities; estimated funding available in fiscal year 2006 (or as close to fiscal year 2006 as possible if 2006 information is not available); eligible recipients; method of distribution; and estimated scheduling for seeking funding.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Economic
Funding
Infrastructure
Traffic
Transit

August 2006

Funding Resources for Investing in the Transportation System of Southeast Michigan

This document summarizes, in chart form, the major transportation funding programs available through federal and state funding programs. These resources are available for constructing, reconstructing, resurfacing, and operating the bridge, roadway, transit and non-motorized systems in Southeast Michigan. The summary identifies the eligible projects, programs and activities, estimated funding available in FY 2003, eligible recipients, method of distribution, and estimated scheduling for seeking funding. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Economic
Funding
Infrastructure
Traffic
Transit

May 2003

Historical Population and Employment by Minor Civil Division, Southeast Michigan: Population, 1900-2000; Employment, 1970-2000

This report contains historical population and employment by minor civil division. Decennial population counts from 1900-2000 are listed for each township, village, and city that existed during the time period in Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties of Southeast Michigan. Decennial employment counts by minor civil division range from 1970-2000.

Southeast Michigan
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Planning
Detroit
Census
Employment
History
Population

June 2002

Implementing Sanitary Sewer Overflow Corrections: An Action Strategy

One of many sources of pollution and impairment to surface waters is sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). Pollution control efforts to date have focused primarily on point sources of discharge and combined sewer overflows. However, as these sources have come under control, increasing attention is being given to other sources of degradation such as SSOs and nonpoint sources of pollution. Recognizing that a plan of action if needed to address SSOs, several local units of government formed a workgroup to examine the issues and propose recommendations. At the same time, the United States Environmental Protection Agency is now considering new rules governing the operation and maintenance of sewer systems as well as policy for resolving sanitary sewer overflows. In addition, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) outlined its SSO strategy in May of 2000. This report lays out a process for implementation of the strategy developed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. It is being submitted to the MDEQ to consider as a basis for moving forward in resolving SSOs. 

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Planning
Detroit
Water

August 2000

Improving Transit in Southeast Michigan: A Framework for Action

This document sets the course for a comprehensive transit system in Southeast Michigan. Combining extensive public input with research and technical analysis, the study finds that an improved transit system would benefit the entire transportation system by providing a balance of viable options. A comprehensive transit system would enhance the economic competitiveness of the region, address needs of the transit dependent, and provide a choice for those who do not have to use transit. To be effective, the transit system must be dependable, frequent, fast, safe and affordable. The study calls for a four-tiered transit system: a 12-corridor, rapid transit network; enhanced fixed-route bus service; improved and expanded community transit, and the establishment of regional transit links. These four tiers would be accompanied by a full set of amenities. Increased funding is necessary to implement the proposed system. The regional transit plan, which is not financially constrained, will serve as an illustrative element in the 2025 RTP. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

October 2001

Improving Transit in Southeast Michigan: A Framework for Action Summary

Mission: To make transit a convenient and desirable travel option for people throughout Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

July 2001

Increasing Jobs and Prosperity in Southeast Michigan

This document, known as a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), meets the requirements of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which in part funded this project. It provides a roadmap for effectively investing the region's resources and seeking new means to diversify and reposition the economy, create jobs, strengthen and refocus our human capital, develop and promote our natural and community assets, improve our business climate, and maintain and enhance the necessary infrastructure to achieve the maximum economic impact and global competitiveness. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Economic
Employment
Environment
Infrastructure

August 2010

Industrial/Research/Hi-Tech Parks in Southeast Michigan: Major Economic Activity Map Series

Industrial/Research/Hi-Tech Parks in Southeast Michigan are home to a variety of businesses, from manufacturing to distribution to automotive suppliers to corporate headquarters. This is the last map in the Economic Activity Map series. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Industrial
Infrastructure
Maps

January 2003

Infrastructure and Jobs: An Asset Map for Southeast Michigan

Public private investment in major infrastructure projects can transform a region, build economic opportunities, and increase jobs and prosperity. Major projects planned for Southeast Michigan include transit on Woodward Avenue, the New International Trade Crossing with Canada, upgrades to the Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal, commuter rail from Ann Arbor to Detroit, and major improvements to I-75 and I-94. These have the potential to create project related construction jobs, as well as additional economic development, which will in turn create further employment and economic growth. SEMCOG and MAC created the Infrastructure and Jobs Asset Map to analyze how major infrastructure projects can be leveraged to create additional jobs, a skilled local workforce, and business opportunities. A primary outcome will be ensuring that the region has the necessary workforce to compete for the jobs and the availability of training programs to support this development. The Asset Map includes a series of policy recommendations to address challenges to achieving the maximum impact for the region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Development
Economic
Employment
Infrastructure
Maps
Transit
Transportation

July 2013

Investing in Southeast Michigan's Quality of Life: Sewer Infrastructure Needs

This document describes the need for continued and additional investment in the Southeast Michigan sewer infrastructure. Sewer infrastructure needs between 2001 and 2030 are identified and the cost of meeting these needs is estimated, along with expected available financial resources. Mechanisms to narrow the gap between identified needs and likely financial resources, including reducing costs and augmenting local, state, and federal funding are discussed. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Infrastructure
Water

April 2001

Investment in Reducing Combined Sewer Overflows Pays Dividends

Approximately $2.4 billion is being invested in Southeast Michigan to reduce sewer overflows and help improve water quality. The results of this investment include reduced sewer overflows, improved aquatic life, and local government collaboration to solve water quality issues. While tremendous achievements have been made to reduce combined sewer overflows, they are only part of the water quality solution. Policy choices have to be made to address all issues affecting water quality.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

September 2008

Issues to be Resolved in Restoration of the Rouge River: A Blueprint for Action

This report of the Rouge River Steering Committee was prepared for three reasons. First, to briefly review the status of several outstanding issues affecting Rouge River water quality and continued progress towards restoration of designated uses. Second, to identify the intertwined nature of both the causes and policy solutions to those issues. This includes both technical and financial issues. Finally, to propose a strategy of action that accounts for the identified inter-relationships and provides a course of action for continued progress in Rouge River restoration. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

June 2000

Land Use Change in Southeast Michigan: Causes and Consequences

SEMCOG's data on land use change from 1990-2000 is analyzed in relation to census and other data on demographic and economic change. The report documents the amounts, location, and density of land development in Southeast Michigan. It relates land use change to its causes and examines implications for future development, housing affordability, redevelopment, municipal finance, transportation, and environmental quality. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Development
Environment
Housing
Infrastructure
Land Use
Transportation

March 2003

Land Use Tools and Techniques: A Handbook for Local Communities

Land Use Tools and Techniques provides current techniques for addressing local land use decisions with the goal of positively impacting local communities and the Southeast Michigan region, and ultimately, in a healthy quality of life of all residents. The handbook is divided into four main sections- Land Development, Community Design, Environmental Protection, and Transportation. Each section is further divided into several specific chapters. Each chapter contains "Keeping it Connected", noting how issues are interrelated; Planning and Regulatory Considerations; Tools for Implementation, Case Example(s), and Additional Resources. The handbook also includes basic terminology on planning and development, a glossary, bibliography, index, and other available SEMCOG services to assist local member communities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Development
Environment
Housing
Infrastructure
Land Use
Transportation

March 2003

Livingston County Addressing and Road Naming Authorities

This document identifies the addressing and road naming authorities in Livingston County. It offers information about the methods and formulas used when assigning addresses and road names throughout Livingston County. Recommendations are made for implementing standards, improving information flow, and refining data distribution and maintenance. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

April 2000

Low Impact Development Manual for Michigan: A Design Guide for Implementers and Reviewers

Low Impact Development (LID) is the cornerstone of stormwater management with the goal of mimicking a site's presettlement hydrology by using design techniques that infiltrate, filter, store, evaporate, and detain runoff close to its source. Because LID uses a variety of useful techniques for controlling runoff, designs can be customized according to local regulatory and resource protection requirements, as well as site constraints. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

September 2008

Major Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, 1999

This report documents new major nonresidential development projects occurring in Southeast Michigan in 1999. It also analyzes the amount and type of development since 1990. It covers newly constructed buildings and additions/expansions to existing facilities for various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional and office developments. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

August 2000

Major Shopping Centers in Southeast Michigan: Major Economic Activity Map Series

According to the Michigan Retailer Association and the National Retail Federation, retail was a $115 billion industry for Michigan in 1999. The 612 major shopping centers in the Southeast Michigan region are a significant contributor to the retail industry. This is the third map in the Economic Activity Map series published by SEMCOG. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Economic
Maps

August 2001

Managing Fertilizer to Protect our Water Resources

Nutrients from fertilizers is one of the nonpoint sources of pollution that needs to be addressed in implementing the new Water Quality Management Plan for Southeast Michigan. There is some confusion over local governments ability to control pollution from fertilizer and the regulatory role of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA). This paper will describe fertilizer as a pollutant source, outline options to reduce the impacts of fertilizer through education and regulation, and recommend ways to resolve these issues. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

December 2000

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 1990-2001

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 1990 through 2001, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within their boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes and Fire Safety. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

November 2001

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 1990-2002

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks, for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 1990, 2000, and 2002, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within those boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Manufactured Housing and Land Development Division of the State of Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

November 2002

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 1990-2003

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks, for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 1990, 2000, and 2003, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within their boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Department of Consumer and Industry Services of the State of Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

November 2003

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2004

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks, for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 2000 and 2004, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within their boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Department of Labor and Economic Growth of the State of Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

December 2004

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2005

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks, for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 2000 and 2005, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within their boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Department of Labor and Economic Growth of the State of Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

November 2005

Manufactured Housing Parks and Sites in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2006

This report documents the number of manufactured housing parks and the number of sites within those parks for communities in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region. Data are provided for 2000 and 2006, and include only those communities that have at least one licensed manufactured housing park within their boundaries. Data for this report are obtained from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth, Bureau of Construction Codes and Fire Safety.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

December 2006

Manufactured Housing Park Task Force Policy Recommendations

SEMCOG's Manufactured Housing Park Task Force formed in 1996 to address problems facing local communities regarding the siting of manufactured housing parks. Problems included unequal taxation, appropriate land use and available infrastructure and a desire for more influence in jurisdictional decisions. Addressing these critical issues, the Task Force concluded that the deregulation of these components by the state legislature would be a step toward equalizing the treatment of manufactured housing parks. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

September 1997

Manufactured Housing Park Taxation Study

The purpose of this study is to present information on the taxation of manufactured housing parks, using Monroe County as an example. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing
Taxation

September 1997

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2002 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on the Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2002 operation year. The FCP is part of a comprehensive incident management initiative to reduce delay caused by non-recurring congestion and improve operations of the freeway system. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to the Metro Detroit motorists during the weekday commute. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

July 2003

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2004 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on the Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2004 operation year. The FCP is part of a comprehensive initiative to reduce delay caused by non-recurring congestion and improve operations of the freeway system. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists during the weekday commute. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

May 2005

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2005 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on the Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2005 operation year. The FCP is part of a comprehensive incident management initiative to reduce delay caused by non-recurring congestion and improve operations of the freeway system. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

August 2006

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2006 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on the Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2006 operation year. The FCP is part of a comprehensive incident management initiative to improve operations of the freeway system by reducing delay caused by non-recurring congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

May 2007

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2007 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2007 operation year. The FCP is part of the comprehensive incident management initiative to improve operations of the freeway system by reducing delay caused by non-recurring congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

May 2008

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: 2010 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the 2010 operation year. The FCP is part of a comprehensive incident management initiative to improve operations of the freeway system by reducing delay caused by non-recurring congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

February 2011

MDOT Freeway Courtesy Patrol in Southeast Michigan: FY 2008 Evaluation Report

This report summarizes operational changes and provides statistics on Freeway Courtesy Patrol (FCP) activities for the fiscal year 2008. The FCP is part of a comprehensive incident management initiative to improve operations of the freeway system by reducing delay caused by non-recurring congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) manages the FCP program that provides vital services to Metro Detroit motorists from 5 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
Traffic

February 2009

Medical Facilities in Southeast Michigan: Major Economic Activity Map Series

The health care industry is a major contributor to the regional economy, employing over 110, 000 individuals and totaling nearly $11 billion in revenue. This brochure contains a map identifying hospitals and medical facilities throughout the region, as well as data on the number of employees and total revenue of each system. This is the second map in the Economic Activity in Southeast Michigan Map Series. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Employment
Maps
Medical

January 2000

Migration and Its Impact on Southeast Michigan, 1990-2003

This report analyzes the movement of people, or migration, and its effect on population growth, education levels, and other demographic/economic characteristics of Southeast Michigan and the State of Michigan. Both domestic and international migration are included in the analysis. The primary time period covered is 1990-2003; however, migration impacts are also discussed for the past period of 1980-1990 and for the projected future to 2030. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Forecast
History
Population

November 2004

Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, 2001

This report documents nonresidential development projects 10,000 square feet in floorspace and over, occurring in Southeast Michigan in 2001. It covers newly constructed buildings and additions/expansions to existing facilities for various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office developments. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

June 2002

Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, 2002

This report documents nonresidential development projects at least 10,000 square feet in floorspace, occurring in Southeast Michigan in 2002. It covers newly constructed buildings and additions or expansions to existing facilities for various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office developments. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

May 2003

Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, 2007

This report summarizes nonresidential development occurring in Southeast Michigan in 2007. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions and renovations to existing buildings, and redevelopment projects of various types such as industrial, warehouse, retail, school, and office buildings. Summaries include development by county and community and 10-year historical data. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

May 2008

Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, 2008

This report summarizes nonresidential development occurring in in Southeast Michigan in 2008. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions and renovations to existing buildings, and redevelopment projects of various types such as industrial, warehouse, retail, school, and office buildings. Summaries include development by county and community and five-year historical data. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

April 2009

Nonresidential Development Activity in Southeast Michigan, Summary 2006

This report gives a summary of nonresidential development occurring in the Southeast Michigan region in 2006. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions and renovations to existing buildings, and redevelopment of various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office buildings. Summaries include development by county and community and 10-year historical data. All data are in square feet of floorspace and sourced by SEMCOG Data Center unless otherwise noted.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

June 2007

Nonresidential Development in Southeast Michigan, Summary 2003

This report gives a summary of nonresidential development occurring in the Southeast Michigan region in 2003. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions/expansions to existing facilities, and redevelopment of various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office developments. Summaries include development by county and community and 10-year historical data. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

April 2004

Nonresidential Development in Southeast Michigan, Summary 2004

This report gives a summary of nonresidential development occurring in the Southeast Michigan region in 2004. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions/expansions to existing facilities, and redevelopment of various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office buildings. Summaries include development by county and community and 10-year historical data. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

May 2005

Nonresidential Development in Southeast Michigan, Summary 2005

This report gives a summary of nonresidential development occurring in the Southeast Michigan region in 2005. It covers newly constructed buildings, additions/expansions to existing facilities, and redevelopment of various types of projects such as industrial, warehouse, retail, institutional, and office buildings. Summaries include development by county and community and 10-year historical data. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commercial
Construction
Development

September 2006

Opportunities for Water Resource Protection in Local Plans, Ordinances, and Programs: A Workbook for Local Governments

The Water Quality Management Plan for Southeast Michigan that there are several contributors to water quality impairments in Southeast Michigan. The plan shifts emphasis from end-of-pipe control strategies to improved planning and design. This workbook was prepared to help provide tools for planning and design that consider water quality protection. It is designed to provide local governments with a continuum of options for preserving and restoring water resources and demonstrating the connections between plans and ordinances. Included are many issues relating to new federal regulatory requirements for storm water management. The report was prepared in partnership with the City of Trenton, City of St. Clair, Clinton Township, Hartland Township, Northfield Township, Orion Township, and Carlisle/Wortman Associates, Inc., with assistance from Orchard, Hiltz, and McCliment, Inc. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

August 2002

Options for Local Government Funding of Water Quality Activities

This report summarizes the types of local water quality programs in need of funding, the options available for raising the locally derived revenue, and some advantages and disadvantages for local officials to consider. Users of this report include local elected officials and local government agencies responsible for water quality management and subwatershed planning groups. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

April 2003

Ozone Attainment Strategy for Southeast Michigan

Numerous urban areas in the country, including Southeast Michigan, are out of compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's eight-hour ozone standard. This document, developed jointly by SEMCOG and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, outlines the emission reduction strategy designed to bring the region into attainment. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air

June 2005

Passenger Vehicles and Air Pollution: A Profile of Southeast Michigan's Fleet

As the lead agency responsible for air quality planning in Southeast Michigan, SEMCOG conducted a study to determine the proportion of high polluting vehicles in the region as well as the potential for reducing the number of these vehicles through a program that encouraged volunteer repairs. This document summarizes the findings and conclusions of this study as well as the policy implications they raise. Additional information on this project can be found in the technical report, 2007 High Emitter Remote Sensing Project. This report is available on SEMCOG's Web Site, www.semcog.org. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Transportation

February 2008

Population and Household Estimates for Southeast Michigan

This document contains estimates of population and households for every county and community in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region as of December 2011. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

December 2011

Population and Household Estimates for Southeast Michigan

This document contains estimates of population and households for every county and community in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region as of July 2010. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

July 2010

Population and Household Estimates for Southeast Michigan

This document contains estimates of population and households for every county and community in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region as of July 2011. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

July 2011

Population and Household Estimates for Southeast Michigan

This document contains estimates of population and households for every county and community in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region as of July 2012. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

July 2012

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 1990-2000

This document contains estimates of population and households in every county and community in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan, 1990-2000. It includes a brief explanation of recent changes in the region's population and a synopsis of the methodology used to produce the estimates. The report also lists possible factors that may cause differences between these estimates and Census 2000 results. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

July 2000

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 1990-2001

This document contains population and household counts from 1990 and 2000 censuses and July 1, 2001 estimates for every county and community in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan. It includes a brief description of recent changes in the regional population and a synopsis of the methodology used to produce 2001 estimates. The report also lists 1990 and 2000 group quarters population from the two censuses. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

December 2001

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2002

This report contains data and discussion of recent population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. A table lists population and household estimates for every county and community in the seven-county region for the 2000 Census and July 2002. Additional tables and figures explain regional growth patterns, the decline of household size, out-migration, and vital statistics. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2002

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2003

This document contains population and household counts from 1990 and 2000 censuses and July 1, 2001 estimates for every county and community in the seven-county region of Southeast Michigan. It includes a brief description of recent changes in the regional population and a synopsis of the methodology used to produce 2001 estimates. The report also lists 1990 and 2000 group quarters population from the two censuses. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2003

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2004

This report contains a discussion of recent population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. Population and household estimates for July 2004 are compared to Census 2000 data and are provided for every county and community in the seven-county region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2004

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2005

This report discusses recent population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. Population and household estimates for July 2005 are compared to Census 2000 data and are provided for every county and community in the seven-county region. Additional tables and figures help explain population loss at the community level and the effect of an aging population on population change over time. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2005

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2006

This report discusses recent population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. Population and household estimates for July 2005 are compared to Census 2000 data and are provided for every county and community in the seven-county region. Additional tables and figures help explain population loss at the community level and the effect of an aging population on population change over time. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2006

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2007

This report discusses recent population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. Population and household estimates for July 2007 are compared to Census 2000 data and are provided for every county and community in the seven-county region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

April 2008

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2008

This report discusses population and household changes in Southeast Michigan. Population and household estimates for July 2008 are compared to Census 2000 data and are provided for every county and community in the seven-county region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2008

Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2010

This report discusses the decade long trends in regional demographics. SEMCOG's population and household estimates for July 2010 are compared to Census 2000 data. This report supplements the detailed July 2010 Estimates which provide population, household, and housing data for every county and community in the seven-county region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Population

September 2010

Preparing Michigan's Workforce for the New Economy: Recommendations of SEMCOG's Task Force on Workforce Development in the Changing Economy

SEMCOG's Task Force on Workforce Development in the Changing Economy and its Education Advisory Council are working to help Southeast Michigan communities adjust to the new economic reality caused by changes in the region's economy. The recommendations in this report provide practical ideas and assistance to help address the consequences of the economic change and move the region forward in developing a knowledge-based economy

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Regional
Planning
Detroit
Education
Employment

July 2007

Profile of Detroit Beyond the Super Bowl for the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute's 19th Annual Real Estate Forum

Focuses on demographics of total residential development, population, nonresidential investment, land use for the city of Detroit, as well as clusters 3,4, and 5 in the city. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Population

October 2005

Profile of Eight Mile Corridor Communities

This is a demographic profile of the 8 Mile corridor as defined by the Eight Mile Boulevard Association. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Employment
Housing
Population
Tax
Taxation

June 2005

Profile of I-275 Communities for the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute's 18th Annual Real Estate Forum

A four-page demographics profile of the I-275 corridor including population, residential construction, land use and jobs. 

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Planning
Detroit
Construction
Employment
Housing
Population
Tax
Taxation

October 2004

Profile of the Southeast Michigan Region's Economy and Labor Market, 1997

This report takes an in-depth look at the Southeast Michigan economic successes in the 1990s. It analyzes a variety of economic and labor market indicators and assesses the regional stability and its prospects for future growth. It also addresses the question of how diversified is the Southeast Michigan economy or is it still dominated by auto manufacturing and production. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Employment

October 1998

Profile of Woodward Corridor Communities in Oakland County

A demographic profile of the communities along the Woodward Corridor in Oakland County. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Employment
Housing
Population
Tax
Taxation

November 2003

Promoting Redevelopment: Recommendations for State Policies

This document identifies strategies for redeveloping communities in Michigan. It specifies how the state can provide the tools and environment to promote redevelopment. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

September 1999

Putting Southeast Michigan's Water Quality Plan Into Action: Tools for Local Governments

In 1978, SEMCOG published the Water Quality Management Plan for Southeast Michigan (Plan). Twenty years later, the Plan was updated and revised to address current needs. The new Plan focuses on restoration and maintenance of designated uses for surface waters such as supporting aquatic life, wildlife, agriculture, industrial and municipal water supplies, navigation and swimming. This new Plan advocates an inter-municipal approach for protecting water quality so that issues can be addressed on a watershed basis. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

June 2000

Quick Facts 2008 American Community Survey Highlights Demographic Trends in Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan had almost the same number of people in 2008 as it did in 2000. Although the region experienced growth from 2000 to 2005, the population decline since then has resulted in 4.83 million people in the region, the same as the Census 2000 count. The region experienced declines both in younger people and in working-age population. 

Southeast Michigan
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Planning
Detroit
Population
Quick Facts

December 2009

Quick Facts 2010 Census Data for Southeast Michigan: Age, household type, and housing tenure

As the Census Bureau continues to release Census 2010 data, SEMCOG continues to analyze the data along with updating its Web site with the new data. The latest release from the Census Bureau consists of detailed population by age, household type, and housing tenure. Two strong demographic trends - baby-boomer induced aging and out-migration induced losses continue to impact the region's population.

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Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Quick Facts

May 2011

Quick Facts 2010 Data: Road conditions in Southeast Michigan continue to deteriorate

About 4,500 miles (11,900 lane miles) of the region's major roads were visually rated in 2010. Results of the survey indicate that 70 percent of Southeast Michigan roads were in good or fair condition.

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Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Quick Facts

April 2011

Quick Facts 2010 Deer Crash Statistics

Southeast Michigan had 6,062 deer crashes in 2010, a decrease of 3.4 percent over the last 3-years. Deer crashes account for 5 percent of all crashes in Southeast Michigan.

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Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

October 2011

Quick Facts 2011 Deer Crash Statistics

Southeast Michigan had 5,443 deer crashes in 2011, a decrease of 17 percent over the last 3 years. Deer crashes account for 4 percent of all crashes in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

September 2012

Quick Facts American Community Survey Highlights for Southeast Michigan, 2010

Last month Census Bureau released single year 2010 estimates based on its annual American Community Survey. These new estimates are based on Census 2010 population totals and provide detailed social, demographic, economic, and housing related data for communities with population of 65,000 or more persons. In addition, 2010 single year ACS information covers the first full calendar year after the December 2007-June 2009 recession. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts

November 2011

Quick Facts Automotive Bankruptcies and Employment in Southeast Michigan Communities

The restructuring of the automotive industry has led to a reduction of nearly half the manufacturing jobs in Southeast Michigan since 2000. The Transportation Equipment Manufacturing industry, which is predominantly vehicle and parts manufacturing in this region, has seen its employment level drop by 59 percent. Overall, the region has lost over 446,000 wage and salary jobs; this is an 18 percent decline in employment in this decade.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Quick Facts

June 2009

Quick Facts Community Development Block Grant: Impact on Southeast Michigan

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the most powerful and effective federal program for community revitalization. It provides flexible funds to communities to address local priorities and leverages other private and public investment. CDBG provides essential assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure; provides funds for rehabilitating older housing and infrastructure to energy efficient and safety standards; and improves community facilities for seniors, youth, and other vulnerable residents. In addition, CDBG is also helping to rebuild Michigan's economy by retraining and providing jobs to low- and moderate-income workers and other economic development initiatives. 

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Planning
Detroit
Funding
Quick Facts

May 2011

Quick Facts Community Fiscal Capacities, 2009

Southeast Michigan had almost the same number of people in 2008 as it did in 2000. Although the region experienced growth from 2000 to 2005, the population decline since then has resulted in 4.83 million people in the region, the same as the Census 2000 count. The region experienced declines both in younger people and in working-age population. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Tax
Taxation

February 2010

Quick Facts Community Fiscal Capacities, 2010

Southeast Michigan's real property taxable value declined in 2010 by 9.9 percent, very close to what SEMCOG predicted a year ago (10.6 percent). Sizeable declines in residential and commercial real estate contributed to the overall decline in state equalized value (SEV). Taxable value fell at a greater rate than in 2009, because of greater declines in SEV and because more properties now have their taxable values equal to SEV (65 percent). 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Tax
Taxation

November 2010

Quick Facts Community Fiscal Capacities, 2012

Southeast Michigan's real property taxable value declined in assessment year 2012 by 4.3 percent. The decline was higher than SEMCOG's prediction of 2.8 percent from one year ago. Taxable value for residential property fell by 3.5 percent, while taxable value for nonresidential property fell by 6.5 percent.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Tax
Taxation

October 2012

Quick Facts Community Fiscal Capacities: Initial Findings

SEMCOG recently updated its taxable value data to study changes between years 2006 and 2008. Due to declining home values, a number of communities are starting to see declining taxable values. This trend suggests local governments will have less revenue from property taxes in coming years. 

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Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Tax
Taxation

October 2008

Quick Facts Declines in Nonresidential Development persist thru 2011 for Southeast Michigan

The seven-county SEMCOG region recorded just under 4 million square feet of nonresidential floorspace completed in 2011. Under Construction projects contributed almost the same amount of space - 3.9 million square feet, resulting in a total of 8 million square feet of nonresidential development floorspace for 2011. 

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Planning
Detroit
Construction
Quick Facts

July 2012

Quick Facts Economic Impact of the Border: Macomb County

This report highlights the economic impacts that the borders has on Macomb County.

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Planning
Detroit
Economic
Quick Facts

June 2010

Quick Facts Hotel Development in Southeast Michigan, 2008

The Southeast Michigan region has hosted numerous national events in the recent past such as Super Bowl XL and the NCAA Tournament, and most recently the 90th PGA Championship at Oakland Hills. The demand for hotel space has been growing and will continue to do so, especially as more Michigan residents decide to spend their vacations locally. What does the region's hotel inventory look like and what is planned for the future? 

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Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction

January 2008

Quick Facts Jobs and Earnings in Southeast Michigan, First Quarter 2008 and 2009

This report shows jobs and earnings data in Southeast Michigan between 2008 and 2009. 

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Planning
Detroit
Employment
Quick Facts

May 2010

Quick Facts Manufactured Housing in Southeast Michigan - Parks and Homes Survey 2008 and 2010

SEMCOG reports on an annual basis the number of licensed manufactured housing parks and sites in the region, based on data from the State of Michigan. While this tells us the maximum number of homes possible within each park, it does not indicate how many homes are actually located there. In 2008 and 2010, SEMCOG conducted an additional survey to obtain both the actual number of homes in each park, as well as the current vacancy rate. 

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Planning
Detroit
Housing
Quick Facts

June 2011

Quick Facts Medical Facility Development in Southeast Michigan - 2009

Southeast Michigan has experienced a significant uptick in development of hospitals and medical centers in recent years. Many health systems are upgrading their current facilities and constructing new hospitals to meet the needs of an aging population (there will be an estimated 1.2 million people over the age 65 by the year 2035 in the region), but also to consolidate services and cut costs overall. Below is a quick overview of recent medical facility development plus a listing of hospitals and health systems serving the 4.9 million people of our region. 

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Planning
Detroit
Construction
Quick Facts

January 2009

Quick Facts Nonresidential Development in Southeast Michigan, 2009

In 2009, the nonresidential construction sector continued to grapple with the region's distressed economy and had a few more of its own problems; record declines in revenue and cash flow, large amount of debt maturing, rent reductions, increased vacancies, and the inability to get construction loans financed, just to name a few. The result was a 38 percent decrease in completed construction projects from 2008. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Quick Facts

June 2010

Quick Facts Nonresidential Development mixed in 2012

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts

May 2013

Quick Facts Population and Households in Southeast Michigan, 2000-2009

As of December 31, 2009, Southeast Michigan's population was estimated at 4,775,700 persons, representing a decrease of 57,600 people or 1.2 percent from the Census 2000 count of 4,833,368 persons. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population
Quick Facts

April 2010

Quick Facts Preliminary 2010 Residential Construction Numbers Surpass Expectations With 28 Percent Increase in Permits From 2009

The Southeast Michigan residential construction market posted an unexpected 82 percent gain in new housing units in 2010 with a total of 2,902 permits for the seven-county region. Single-family home construction comprised almost 80 percent of the issued permits. Condominium and apartment development more than doubled the 2009 numbers. Gains in all sectors of residential construction can be attributed to several factors: developers offering discounts and constructing less-costly homes, for sale housing stock reduced, government tax credits extended, and the stabilizing of the economy and job losses in the region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing
Quick Facts

January 2011

Quick Facts Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2009

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, collects on a monthly basis the number of residential building permits issued by each of the 233 communities in the Southeast Michigan region for new single-family homes, condominiums and apartment buildings/units, and the number of demolitions for the same. Staff of community and county building departments and building authorities has provided this data to us for more than 40 years.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing
Quick Facts

April 2010

Quick Facts Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2011

The Southeast Michigan region finished 2011 with a total of 4,209 new residential building permits issued - a 25 percent increase over 2010. A total of 3,353 demolition permits were issued in 2011, resulting in a net gain of 856 units in 2011. The region had experienced net losses of residential units the past three years. 

Southeast Michigan
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Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing
Quick Facts

April 2012

Quick Facts Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2012

The Southeast Michigan region finished 2012 with a total of 5,577 new residential building permits issued - and 18 percent increase over 2011.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing
Quick Facts

April 2013

Quick Facts Residential Construction Permits

The Southeast Michigan residential construction market posted an unexpected 82 percent gain in new housing units in 2010 with a total of 2,902 permits for the seven-county region. Single-family home construction comprised almost 80 percent of the issued permits. Condominium and apartment development more than doubled the 2009 numbers. Gains in all sectors of residential construction can be attributed to several factors: developers offering discounts and constructing less-costly homes, for sale housing stock reduced, government tax credits extended, and the stabilizing of the economy and job losses in the region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing
Quick Facts

January 2011

Quick Facts SEMCOG 2010 On-Board Transit Survey Preliminary Findings

Transit ridership is a key measure of creating a successful region and providing reliable, quality infrastructure. In support of improving transit ridership, SEMCOG invested in an extensive survey of transit riders and service. The results summarized here are to inform policy decisions and allocation of resources.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Quick Facts
Traffic
Transit

November 2011

Quick Facts Southeast Michigan Community Foreclosures, 2010

The number of new housing foreclosures declined in 2010 according to SEMCOG's latest release of community level foreclosure data. There were a total of 7,525 housing units included in notices of trustee sale in Southeast Michigan during the fourth quarter of 2010. This was a decline of four percent from third quarter 2010, and a drop of 38 percent compared to the same time period in 2009. For the entire year, the region experienced 34,818 new housing foreclosures (Table 1), with the numbers declining by more than 3,000 from first quarter 2010 to fourth quarter 2010. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing
Quick Facts

February 2011

Quick Facts Southeast Michigan Community Foreclosures, 2010

New housing foreclosures continued to decline in the third quarter of 2010, according to SEMCOG's latest release of community level foreclosure data. There were a total of 7,847 housing units included in notices of trustee sale in Southeast Michigan during the third quarter of 2010. This was a decline of 9.3 percent from the second quarter 2010, and a drop of 18.7 percent compared to the same time period in 2009. For the year to date, the region experienced 27,293 new housing foreclosures during the first nine months of 2010 (Table 1). 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing
Quick Facts

November 2010

Quick Facts Southeast Michigan Community Foreclosures, August 2009 - February 2010

New housing foreclosures remain steady in Southeast Michigan, according to SEMCOG's latest release of community level foreclosure data. There have been a total of 24,391 housing units included in notices of trustee sale over the seven-month period from August 2009-February 2010 (Table 1). The region has averaged nearly 3,500 new housing foreclosures each month during this period. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing
Quick Facts

March 2010

Quick Facts Southeast Michigan traffic crashes decreased in 2009

Southeast Michigan experienced 11,535 fewer traffic crashes in 2009 than in 2008, according to analysis of traffic-crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

April 2010

Quick Facts Traffic Crash Facts for Southeast Michigan, 2010

There were 122,309 crashes in Southeast Michigan during 2010 resulting in 333 fatalities and 34,688 injuries. Compared with 2009, the number of fatalities decreased by 2.1 percent, injuries increased by 2.5 percent, severe injuries decreased by 1.9 percent and total crashes increased by 0.33 percent. For each person killed there were 104.2 persons injured.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

July 2011

Quick Facts Traffic decline continues in Southeast Michigan

A summary of data that shows the decline in traffic volume in Southeast Michigan over the last few years.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

April 2010

Regional Concept of Transportation Operations (RCTO) for Southeast Michigan

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded one of three $250,000 national grants to develop and demonstrate a Regional Concept for Transportation Operations (RCTO) to the Detroit metropolitan area. As a written RCTO applicable to the region, this report presents the mission, vision and goals for regional transportation operations, summarizes the key activities that have been conducted for developing an RCTO, identifies the top four RCTO objectives, and presents the development process for each objective.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Traffic

June 2007

Regional Data Related to the Proposed Cobo Center Expansion Project

SEMCOG has been asked by the Tourism Action Group to assemble regional data related to the proposed expansion of Cobo Center in Detroit. This packet is drawn from currently available data. It covers only the seven-county SEMCOG planning area. Additional data on home-to-work commuting will be available in the next several months. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Employment
Transportation

March 2004

Regional Housing Needs and Neighborhood Resiliency Strategy for Southeast Michigan

This report addresses Southeast Michigan's housing needs and neighborhood resiliency in a holistic framework that identifies unique challenges facing the region as it rebounds from the economic and housing crisis of the last decade. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

November 2012

Regional Transit Options: Proceedings of Transit Visioning Forum

This second in a series of public forums on transit was held six times at three different locations in the Metropolitan Detroit region, brought together nearly 225 people from across Southeast Michigan representing agencies, organizations, special interests, and themselves for the purposes of discussing transit options in the region. Participants heard a welcoming address and overview remarks from local elected officials and SEMCOG executive staff, and a background presentation from SEMCOG Transportation staff. The background presentation included an explanation of 11 maps that display development patterns and activity centers in Southeast Michigan as well as a description of the components of a transit system. Participants then broke out into small groups, where led by a SEMCOG facilitator, mapped transit service for the region. The discussion also included level of service and amenities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

January 2001

Regional Transit -- What's its Future?: Proceedings of Transit Visioning Forum

This forum, presented in both the afternoon and the evening, brought together nearly 200 people from across Southeast Michigan representing agencies, organizations, special interests, and themselves for the purposes of discussing transit in the region. Participants heard opening remarks from Gregory Pitoniak, Chairperson of the SEMCOG Transportation Advisory Council and a background presentation from Paul Tait, SEMCOG Executive Director. Participants were divided into groups to discuss and prioritize answers to these questions: What should a regional transit system do? and What are the critical issues or challenges to creating a regional transit system? 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

August 2000

Regional Transportation Opinion Survey: Reporting the Results

In the late winter and early spring of 2002, SEMCOG conducted a public transportation opinion survey. Results of the survey are used in developing the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan. Specifically, the survey ascertains the public level of satisfaction with the regional transportation system, as well as their priorities for funding transportation improvements. A questionnaire was developed and administered using three formats; telephone, Web, and paper. Over 2,000 completed responses were received and analyzed. Since the sample for the telephone survey was representative of the regional population and the Web and paper surveys were not, the telephone survey was analyzed separately. Means for the satisfaction items and the prioritization and allocation of funds for transportation improvements were calculated for the region, counties, and the City of Detroit. Findings indicate the level of satisfaction with the overall transportation system is moderate and maintaining pavement in good condition, improving road safety, and providing public transit for persons with special needs are the top three priorities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Infrastructure
Safety
Survey
Transit

June 2002

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2000

This report documents new residential construction (including manufactured housing) occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2000. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2001

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2001

This report documents new residential construction (including manufactured housing) occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2001. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2002

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2002

This report documents new residential construction, including manufactured housing, occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2002. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2003

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2003

This report documents new residential construction, including manufactured housing, occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2003. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2004

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2004

This report documents new residential construction, including manufactured housing, occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2004. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2005

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2005

This report documents new residential construction, including manufactured housing, occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2005. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2006

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2006

This report documents new residential construction, including manufactured housing, occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2006. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2007

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2007

This report documents new residential construction occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2007. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2008

Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2008

This report documents new residential construction occurring in each county and community in Southeast Michigan in 2008. It also provides a comparison analysis with previous years.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2009

SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast (RDF) Community Detail Report

SEMCOG has updated its Regional Development Forecast (RDF) of population, households, and jobs using new data. The 2030 RDF Community Detail Report provides detail on population by age group, households by type, and jobs by industrial class for 234 communities in Southeast Michigan. Forecast numbers are provided at five-year intervals from 1990 through future year 2030.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

December 2003

SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast (RDF) Community Detail Report

SEMCOG has updated its Regional Development Forecast (RDF) of population, households, and jobs using new data. The 2030 RDF Community Detail Report provides detail on population by age group, households by type, and jobs by industrial class for 234 communities in Southeast Michigan. Forecast numbers are provided at five-year intervals from 1990 through future year 2030. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

May 2002

SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast (RDF) Population by Age Group by Community

This report contains a population forecast by five age groups -- 0-4, 5-17, 18-34, 35-64, and 65 and over -- in Southeast Michigan communities. The forecast numbers are derived from the SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast, and run from 2005 to 2030 in five-year intervals. Numbers for 1990 and 2000 are from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Forecast
Population

September 2002

SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast (RDF) Population by Age Group by School District

This report contains a forecast by five age groups- 0-4, 5-17 (the school-age population), 18-34, 35-64, and 65 and over-- in Southeast Michigan school districts. The forecast numbers are derived from the SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast, and run from 2005 to 2030 by five-year intervals. Numbers for 1990 and 2000 are from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Forecast
Population

June 2002

SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast (RDF) Population by Age Group

This report forecasts population by age group for the seven counties in the SEMCOG region and the City of Detroit. Age groups are 0-4, 5-17, 18-34, 35-64, and 65 plus. The forecast time periods are from 1990 to 2030 in five-year intervals. Several maps by community are included. The full set of community age group numbers are now included in the RDF Community Detail Report. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Forecast
Population

May 2002

SEMCOG 2035 Forecast Population by Age Group by School District

This report contains a forecast by five age groups, 0-4, 5-17(the school-age population), 18-34, 35-64 and 65 and over, in Southeast Michigan school districts. The forecast numbers are derived from the SEMCOG 2035 Forecast, and run from 2005 to 2035 by five-year intervals. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Education
Forecast

January 2009

SEMCOG Comparing 2000 Census and 2030 Regional Development Forecast by Watershed

This report compares 2000 Census and 2030 forecast numbers for population, households, and employment by watershed in Southeast Michigan. Watershed statistics are also broken down by county. Forecast numbers are from the SEMCOG 2030 Regional Development Forecast; numbers for 2000 are from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Population

July 2002

SEMCOG Paratransit Referral Manual 2003

This manual is designed as a source of information for social workers, transportation planners, and individuals making transportation arrangements for those unable to use public transit. Information is accessible through a cross index, which categorizes paratransit programs according to the providers ride origination area and includes basic information about the service area, cost and eligibility. Complete paratransit provider descriptions are found in the Provider Profiles (as listed in the Table of Contents) section which contains information on rider eligibility, hours of operation, service area, reservation requirements, cost, and special services. Information in the SEMCOG Paratransit Referral Manual, formerly titled Specialized Transportation Services Referral Manual, supersedes all earlier manuals. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Paratransit

January 2003

SEMCOG Regional Planning Survey Findings Report

The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments conducted a regional planning survey during December 2002 and January 2003. The purpose of the survey was to gather input from residents to help identify transportation, environmental, and other regional planning priorities in Southeast Michigan. The results from this survey will be used as a benchmark for future years. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Survey

February 2003

SEMCOG's Proposal for Moving Forward on the Land Use Leadership Council's Recommendations

The report covers many important issues related to land use and contains many sound recommendations. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Land Use

September 2003

SEMCOG's Public Involvement Plan

SEMCOG is committed to providing opportunities for the public to be involved in developing and implementing its planning work. This plan outlines those activities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

June 2005

SEMCOG's Public Participation Plan

SEMCOG is committed to providing opportunities for the public to be involved in developing and implementing its planning work. This plan outlines those activities, including details specific to transportation planning. It is an expanded revision of the February 2007 document, SEMCOG's Public Participation Plan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

December 2011

SEMCOG's Public Participation Plan

SEMCOG is committed to providing opportunities for the public to be involved in developing and implementing its planning work. This plan outlines those activities. It is revision of the June 2005 document, SEMCOG's Public Involvement Plan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

February 2007

SEMCOG Traffic Safety Manual, Second Edition

This manual describes a comprehensive approach to traffic safety analysis, from collecting potentially useful information to ranking tentative solutions. Individual chapters can also be consulted and applied independently, such as to check a location's crash ranking (Chapter 3), alternative crash countermeasures (Chapter 4) or the relative safety benefits and costs of a specific countermeasure (Chapter 5). Methods in the manual are prescribed in a step-by-step manner, incorporating simple equations and worksheets. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Safety
Traffic

September 1997

SEMCOG Travel Time Data Collection

SEMCOG is working with its planning partners to minimize the region's congestion and has revised its Congestion Management Process (CMP) to reflect this new emphasis

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Traffic

November 2008

Semscope Fall 2000

This issue discusses the SEMCOG move to the Buhl Building, our debut of an interactive mapping feature on our web site, and our first transit visioning forum. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Maps
Transportation

October 2000

Semscope October 2001

This issue of SEMscope highlights the release of the 2030 Regional Development Forecast, the next steps for the adopted transit plan, and information on the 2002-2004 TIP (Transportation Improvement Program). 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Forecast
Transportation

October 2001

Semscope Fall 2002

This issues highlights articles on transportation funding, the growing elderly population in Southeast Michigan, and our new & improved Web site. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Population
Transportation

October 2002

Semscope Fall 2003

This issue focuses on the fiscal capacity report, the employment change report as well as highlights from the October General Assembly. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Education
Employment
Tax
Taxation

October 2003

Semscope Fall 2004

This issue focuses on air quality, the 10th anniversary of the Freeway Courtesy Patrol and community development. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Environment
Transportation

October 2004

Semscope Fall 2005

This issue discusses the new federal transportation bill, an update on the Ann Arbor to Detroit study, highlights of the General Assembly and the new edition of the Citizens Guide to Transportation Planning.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

October 2005

Semscope Fall 2006

This issue of SEMScope highlights the fall General Assembly, the 2005 aerial photography, and statistical information on deer crashes in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Traffic

October 2006

Semscope Fall 2007

This issue focuses on how to retain and attract millennials to Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Employment
Population

October 2007

Semscope Fall 2008

The fall 2008 issue focuses on the aging demographics (seniors) of our region. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

November 2008

Semscope Fall 2009

This issue of SEMscope focuses primarily on Direction 2035, the region's long-range transportation plan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

December 2009

Semscope Fall 2011

Creating a sustainable region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Sustainability

October 2011

Semscope Fall 2012

SEMCOG is eagerly anticipating its move to 1001 Woodward. We have been carefully monitoring the progress on our new space on the 14th and 15th floors and look forward to greeting our members there in late January. Paul Tait's commentary on page 2 of this issue outlines the thinking behind the move. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

December 2012

Semscope Special Edition 2010

This special edition of SEMscope is dedicated to the direct member services that SEMCOG provides its' membership. Please keep this issue as a reference for future use. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

February 2010

Semscope Spring 2001

In this special edition of SEMscope, the various services SEMCOG provides its members are highlighted. From research to data services and public outreach, you will discover the many ways SEMCOG serves its constituency. 

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Regional
Planning
Detroit

April 2001

Semscope Spring 2002

This issue focuses on the progress the region has made on water quality, the SEMCOG role in land use, and highlights from the latest General Assembly. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Land Use
Water

April 2002

Semscope Spring 2003

This issue contains articles on managing land use in Southeast Michigan, the results of the SEMCOG survey and tracks transportation improvements in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Land Use
Transportation

April 2003

Semscope Spring 2004

This issue focuses on the water quality campaign, the 2030 regional transportation plan, and highlights from the Spring General Assembly. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Transportation
Water

April 2004

Semscope Spring 2005

This issue highlights the Spring General Assembly, our first year of the water quality campaign as well as articles on SEMCOG membership. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Water

April 2005

Semscope Spring 2006

This issue of SEMScope discusses the impact that SEMCOG's work has on the region.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

April 2006

Semscope Spring 2007

This issue of SEMscope discusses the 2035 forecast for the region which indicates the need for a more educated workforce in the future. Also mentioned in this issue are Ozone Action season, the water quality campaign, and improving Southeast Michigan's transportation system. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Education
Employment
Environment
Forecast
Transportation
Water

April 2007

Semscope Spring 2008

This issue of SEMscope focuses on the 2035 transportation plan and highlights from the General Assembly.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

April 2008

Semscope Spring 2009

This issue describes how local governments must change in the face of these challenging economic times.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Intergovernmental Cooperation

April 2009

Semscope Spring 2010

This issue of SEMscope gives an update to Direction2035, explains EPA's lower ozone standards and also explains SEMCOG's new Sustainable Community Recognition Program. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Sustainability
Transportation

May 2010

Semscope Spring 2011

This issue of SEMscope details what SEMCOG is doing for its members. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

April 2011

Semscope Spring 2012

Rise and renewal - SEMCOG's 2040 Forecast 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Forecast

June 2012

Semscope Spring 2013

This issue has primarily a single focus - transportation funding. The transportation system and how it's funded is very complex. We have tried to simplify and make the issue as understandable as possible. However, the bottom line is that continuing to fund the transportation system through the gas tax and vehicle registration is generating less money. The result is a system in decline. We must find a way to increase investment in the transportation system. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

April 2013

Semscope Summer 2001

This issue contains a special insert on public transit, as well as discussing the Southeast Michigan sewer funding crisis and Detroit at 300. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Funding
Transportation
Water

July 2001

Semscope Summer 2002

This issue features articles on the prosperity of Southeast Michigan in the 1990s, traffic safety issues, and protection of the Great Lakes. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Environment
Traffic
Transportation
Water

July 2002

Semscope Summer 2003

This issue highlights collaboration among local governments in order to move the region forward, the development of the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan, commuting in Southeast Michigan and intergovernmental recreation opportunities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Intergovernmental Cooperation
Transportation

July 2003

Semscope Summer 2004

This issue of SEMscope highlights the 2030 Regional Transportation Plan released for comment, the Water Quality campaign and our June General Assembly. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Transportation
Water

July 2004

Semscope Summer 2005

This issue of SEMScope focuses on the new water quality tip of choosing earth-friendly landscaping, CBDG, blood donations as a regional issue, and highlights from the June General Assembly. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Funding
Water

July 2005

Semscope Summer 2006

This issue of SEMScope highlights diversity in Southeast Michigan, the Water Quality program, the region's transportation system and SEMCOG's new officers. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population
Transportation
Water

July 2006

Semscope Summer 2007

This issue titled "The important role of local governments" makes the case for local governments; how we pay for the services we receive; how communities manage tax dollars. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Tax
Taxation

July 2007

Semscope Summer 2008

This issue of SEMscope focuses primarily on SEMCOG's 40th anniversary celebration. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

July 2008

Semscope Summer 2009

This issue of SEMscope describes techniques for managing stormwater with low impact development methods.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Stormwater
Water

July 2009

Semscope Summer 2010

This issue of SEMscope details SEMCOG's Economic Development Strategy and how to make the plan a reality. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Employment

July 2010

Semscope Summer 2011

Creating Success in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

June 2011

Semscope Summer 2012

Progress on the Detroit River: Southeast Michigan is resurfacing as a premiere destination for water, wildlife, and recreational activities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Water

September 2012

Semscope Summer 2013

This issue of Semscope is in many ways the culmination of countless hours of work by the SEMCOG staff in compiling and interpreting information that is critical to all of us in our duties as local government officials. It is a summary of the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan for Southeast Michigan. The plan document contains charts that interpret massive amounts of information necessary to properly plan for the future. It includes critical thinking on how we can better plan our transportation systems so that we minimize the negative impact on our environment. This plan focuses on the need to painstakingly evaluate the best way possible to invest every dollar we have in supporting the backbone of our economy - the transportation system. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

August 2013

Semscope Winter 2002

This issue discusses the 2025 regional transportation plan and our progress. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

January 2002

Semscope Winter 2003

This issues addresses SEMCOG legislative policies for 2003, as well as tips for effective advocacy, maps outlining U.S. Congressional Districts and State Senate Districts. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Maps

January 2003

Semscope Winter 2004

This issue focuses on 5 case studies of local governments and how they manage their municipal finances during times of financial insecurity. Advice from experts is offered. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

January 2004

Semscope Winter 2005

This SEMscope publication is dedicated to looking at Southeast Michigan's infrastructure including, roads/bridges, transit, drinking water, sanitary sewers, parks and school facilities. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

January 2005

Semscope Winter 2006

This issue is a reference tool for joint public services efforts between local governments in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Intergovernmental Cooperation

January 2006

Semscope Winter 2007

This issue of SEMScope focuses on transportation funding in Southeast Michigan, including how we pay for our transportation system and what it costs to improve the system. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Transportation

January 2007

Semscope Winter 2008

This issue of SEMscope discusses SEMCOG's 40th anniversary, the new Web site and the RideShare program.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transportation

January 2008

Semscope Winter 2009

The inauguration of President Barack Obama, along with the pending federal stimulus package, has SEMCOG renewing its focus on Washington, ensuring that our member local governments and transportation agencies will be in the best possible position to be able to spend as much money as Congress makes available through the package. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Funding

January 2009

Semscope Winter 2011

Southeast Michigan must confront its emerging infrastructure crisis. This special issue of SEMscope outlines the challenges and presents components of the solution. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

January 2011

Semscope Winter 2012

Reviving a regional asset - Oakland County International Airport 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Transportation

March 2012

Sensitivity Analysis of EPA's New Mobile Model

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's official Mobile6.0 (released in January 2002) and unofficial Mobile6.2 model (released in November 2003) were used to test the sensitivity of various inputs. The results of these analyses will be useful for states and Metropolitan Planning Organizations when prioritizing local data collection. The results are also useful in understanding the general trends and results estimated by the latest Mobile model. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Air
Transportation

January 2004

Southeast Michigan Freight and Economic Analysis

Southeast Michigan's unique geographical position, existing transportation infrastructure, and economic base combine to form an integral gateway to Canada, the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway, Chicago, the Midwest, Mexico, and the world. The region's transportation system, therefore, plays a vital role in the movement of both people and goods at the regional, national, and global levels. This system is important to the growth and health of Southeast Michigan's regional economy. This report links Southeast Michigan's freight transportation with economic development. The report draws this connection by describing regional freight flow patterns, perspectives of businesses that use the freight system, profiles of industry freight transportation needs, developing analysis tools, and providing guidance for regional transportation planning.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Infrastructure
Traffic

July 2012

Southeast Michigan Traffic Crash Facts 2007

This report contains important statistical information about all traffic crashes reported in Southeast Michigan in 2007. It focuses on 10 categories of traffic crashes: all traffic crashes, injury traffic crashes, fatal traffic crashes, alcohol-involved traffic crashes, bicycle crashes, and truck/bus crashes. Sections at the end of the report contain details about safety-belt use and holiday traffic crashes. The main objective of this report is to provide useful data to aid local communities in their efforts to improve traffic safety.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Traffic

May 2008

State and Local Government Financing of Essential Services with User Fees

This paper describes the problems encountered by local government and the state in using fees to finance various services. The causes and effects of uncertainty over the appropriate application of fees are explained, including future implications. This discussion of problems and future implications is intended to serve as a basis for dialogue on acceptable solutions. The goal is for that dialogue to result in government policy that clarifies the circumstances under which fees can, and cannot, be used to fund services. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

February 2005

Status of Bridges in Southeast Michigan, 2006

This report summarizes the condition and many characteristics of the 3,513 bridges in Southeast Michigan in April 2007. Southeast Michigan includes Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties. The data was obtained from the Michigan Department of Transportation's Michigan Structure Inventory and Appraisal (MSIA) database in May 2007. Ownership, maintenance responsibility, use, and age of the bridges are the characteristics described in the first section. The condition of the region's bridges is summarized using a variety of measures, such as condition and appraisal ratings, bridge posting status, traffic safety feature deficiencies, and structurally deficient or functionally obsolete status.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure

March 2008

Status of Bridges in Southeast Michigan

This report summarizes many characteristics and the condition of the 3,524 bridges in Southeast Michigan, which includes the counties of Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne. The data used were obtained from the Michigan Department of Transportation Michigan Structure Inventory and Appraisal (MSIA) database in September 2001. Ownership, maintenance responsibility, use, and age of the bridges are presented in the first section. Then, the condition of the bridges is summarized using a variety of measures, such as condition and appraisal ratings, bridge posting status, traffic safety feature deficiencies, and structurally deficient or functionally obsolete status. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Safety

April 2002

Status of Pavement Management Systems (PMS) in Southeast Michigan

This document outlines the status of Pavement Management Systems (PMS) in Southeast Michigan. It defines what pavement condition data transportation agencies are collecting, and how they are gathering, storing, and analyzing data. This document also outlines the next steps in further developing PMSs.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

May 2003

The Michigan Critical Bridge Program

The Michigan Critical Bridge Program, administered by the Michigan Department of Transportation, provides funding for needed bridge projects in communities that would not be able to fund such projects without assistance. Michigan Critical Bridge funding is typically used to leverage funding received from the Federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation program. Application procedures are discussed in this report, and comparisons are made between bridges that are currently on the list of critical bridge projects and bridges in the entire state and in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Infrastructure

August 2002

The Past and Future Growth of Southeast Michigan: Population, Households, Jobs and Land Use, 1965 to 2025

The SEMCOG 2025 Regional Forecast Totals of population, households and jobs are presented with historical comparisons from 1965 to 1995. This report includes descriptions of changes in age structure, household size and composition and job industrial class. It also presents land urbanization that has and will result from household and job growth. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Employment
Forecast
Housing
Land Use
Population

October 1998

The Siting of Manufactured Housing Parks

Planning for manufactured housing parks includes understanding and consideration of comprehensive planning and regulatory issues and Michigan Manufactured Housing Commission requirements. Careful consideration of these aspects of the planning process enables communities to overcome challenges in the siting of manufactured housing parks. This report facilities understanding for those involved in this type of development. The Manufactured Housing Park Task Force of the SEMCOG Community and Economic Development Advisory Council prepared the original 1997 report. This is an update of that report. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Housing

March 2003

Transit Impediments Committee Report

The final report as presented to the Executive Committee of impediments to transit in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Transit

June 2005

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) in Southeast Michigan

TDM is one type of congestion mitigation strategy that is aimed toward influencing people's travel behavior in a way that reduces commute trips, thereby reducing congestion. This document discusses existing transportation demand management (TDM) programming in Southeast Michigan. It addresses carpool parking lots, park-and-ride facilities, RideShare programming, and van/carpooling. Information from this report will enhance SEMCOG's Congestion Management System (CMS). 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Commute
RideShare
Traffic

May 2002

Transportation Funding: A Critical Economic Issue for Southeast Michigan; Proceedings of the Transportation Funding Discussion Series

This document describes the presentations and discussions that took place at Transportation Improvement Program Development Committee meetings in 2004 and 2005 surrounding issues on transportation funding. Those discussions also focused on the importance of the transportation system to the regional economy. The relationship of the transportation system and the economy is established, thus making adequate funding critical to ensuring a healthy economy. Based on these discussions, the TIPDC arrived at a set of conclusions and made recommendations for action to the Executive Committee. These are described here.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Funding

June 2006

Washtenaw County Communities Profile for the University of Michigan and Urban Land Institute's 15th Annual Real Estate Forum

This concise community profile contains total population, households and jobs, residential construction statistics, land use information and other statistics for Washtenaw County. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Employment
Housing
Population
Tax
Taxation

November 2001

Water and Sewer Rate Analysis

This report was commissioned by the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department and written by Plante & Moran. As a courtesy to DWSD, we have posted this report for public consumption. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Water

April 2004

Water Quality Management Plan for Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG is designated Areawide Water Quality Planning Agency for Southeast Michigan under Public Law 92-500, the Federal Clean Water Act. Pursuant to this designation, SEMCOG is responsible for preparing this regional water quality management plan. The plan contains water quality management policies on a broad range of issues including infrastructure, monitoring, management, nonpoint source pollution, storm water, pollution prevention and public education. These policies are directed to various agencies and organizations that have a role in the stewardship of regional water resources. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Water

October 1999

Great Lakes, Green Streets Guidebook: A Compilation of Road Projects Using Green Infrastructure

The Great Lakes Green Streets Guidebook contains a sampling of road improvement projects within the Great Lakes Watershed that have successfully incorporated green infrastructure techniques to manage stormwater runoff and benefit water resources. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Funding
Infrastructure
Transportation
Water

September 2013

Quick Facts Fiscal Capacity Outlook, 2014-2016

The losses in Southeast Michigan’s taxable value and state equalized value (SEV) are coming to an end. The region’s real property taxable value declined slightly in assessment year 2013 by 0.7 percent. The decline was the smallest since 2009. Taxable value for residential property gained 0.5 percent, while taxable value for nonresidential property fell by 4.1 percent.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Tax
Taxation

October 2013

Quick Facts A Region on the Rebound: SEMCOG's Estimates of Population and Households, July 2013

SEMCOG's latest estimates reveal that an estimated 4,712,426 people reside in the seven-county region as of July 1, 2013, adding more than 7,600 people to its Census 2010 base of 4,704,809 people. While the region's population total is far below the peak observed in early 2000s, the modest increase shows that the region is on a path back to growth. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population
Quick Facts

October 2013

Semscope Fall 2013

To date, SEMCOG's work with our members has largely focused on the expenditure side of the equation. What data and insight can guide your budgetary cuts? How can greater cooperation with your neighbors and/or partnering with the private sector save money and ensure that services continue? For the most part, local decision makers have stepped up to the plate and services to residents have, at least, limped along. I'm actually amazed and quite proud of what you have been able to accomplish. -Paul Tait 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Legislation
Members
Tax
Taxation

November 2013

Quick Facts A Region on the Rebound: A Post-Recession Analysis of American Community Survey Data for Southeast Michigan

The 2000s was a turbulent decade for Southeast Michigan communities. The State of Michigan was in a single-state recession for most part of the decade before plummeting into the Great Recession in 2007 along with the rest of the nation. During this time, the Southeast Michigan region was particularly hard hit, losing a considerable number of jobs and people. Review of several data sets in the years following 2010 show that the region is on a path to recovery. This report analyzes data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. It identifies the demographic, social, and economic changes that the region experienced during the Great Recession and the slow recovery that is now underway. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Census
Economic
Education
Employment
Population
Quick Facts

November 2013

Community and Economic Development (CED) Resource Guide for Local Governments

This guide identifies grants and other resources available to communities for housing and neighborhood stabilization, community revitalization, and economic development. It provides a brief overview of key formula and competitive grants available to local communities from federal and state agencies generally associated with community and economic development. They range from grants that can be used to implement a neighborhood revitalization initiative or address a specific site. The guide also includes a number of technical assistance and loan programs that local communities can use to supplement other resources. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Economic
Funding

January 2014

Quick Facts Transportation Data in Southeast Michigan

Southeast Michigan and its seven counties (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw, and Wayne) have a robust transportation system. There are over 3.6 million registered vehicles in the region, contributing to 43.3 billion vehicle miles traveled annually. The transportation system includes 25,116 miles of road, more than 2,900 bridges, 123 fixed bus routes, six passenger airports, and eight international border crossings. This report provides trends and information on major transportation assets in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Traffic
Transit
Vehicles

January 2014

Highland Township Strategic Plan: Strengthening Community Assets

The Highland Township Strategic Plan was developed by SEMCOG at the request of the township board. The focus of the plan is on preserving and enhancing the rural characteristics of the township, as well as building on the sense of community within the township. The mission statement emphasizes the board's desire to maintain the township's rural character and enhance it with services that connect the community and provide a level of support to businesses and organizations that help them succeed in Highland Township. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

February 2014

Semscope Winter 2014

The region's green infrastructure vision When thinking about Southeast Michigan's infrastructure, our roads, electric, gas, water, and sewer networks most likely come to mind. These "grey" infrastructure assets help create our communities, drive our economy, and provide our residents and businesses with access to a quality life. However, closely tied to this traditional infrastructure is our green infrastructure network. This includes parks, wetlands, and trees as well as constructed green roofs, bioswales, and rain gardens. So why is green important? Green infrastructure is increasingly being recognized for its contribution not only to environmental quality, but also to placemaking, economic values, and healthy communities -- things that are vitally important to us individually and as a region, that help us lead happy, healthy lives in Southeast Michigan. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Green Infrastructure
Infrastructure

February 2014

Creating Successful Corridors - Gratiot Avenue Pilot Corridor

SEMCOG conducted work on the Gratiot Avenue Pilot Corridor as part of its Creating Successful Corridors redevelopment initiative. SEMCOG launched Creating Successful Corridors in order to assist communities and others who want to redevelop areas along and adjacent to transportation corridors. Under this initiative, SEMCOG created a Web-based toolkit that provides information to assist communities and others with corridor redevelopment efforts. Additionally, Gratiot Avenue - from downtown Detroit to M-59 - was selected as a pilot corridor in which to apply and test the toolkit. SEMCOG worked with government representatives and other corridor stakeholders in applying some of the tools on a corridor-wide and segment-level basis.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Transportation

March 2014

Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan

The Green Infrastructure Vision for Southeast Michigan is a framework that guides preservation and future implementation of green infrastructure in Southeast Michigan. The vision benchmarks the amount of green infrastructure in the region, visions future green infrastructure opportunities, and recommends strategic implementation approaches. The vision details the various benefits of green infrastructure, including economic value, water quality, air quality, and recreation.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Environment
Green Infrastructure

March 2014

Semscope Spring 2014

In this issue, we focus on another important SEMCOG initiative - redeveloping transportation corridors. We thank Southgate Mayor Joseph G. Kuspa for chairing the task force that guided this work. The results are a web-based toolkit that provides a wealth of information to assist communities and others with redevelopment efforts that are so important to the economy of Southeast Michigan. In addition, we tested the approaches in the toolkit in a pilot project on Gratiot Avenue. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Transportation

April 2014

Quick Facts Road Condition Data for Southeast Michigan, 2013

In 2013, SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, worked with the Michigan Department of Transportation, cities, and county road commissions to survey approximately 3,500 miles (9,000 lane miles) of major roads in the region. Major roads include the region's freeways, mile roads, and other roads that carry heavy vehicle traffic. Results of the survey indicate that 70 percent of Southeast Michigan's major roads rated in either good or fair condition. Roads conditions were assessed during the summer and fall of 2013. 

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Infrastructure
Transportation

April 2014

Quick Facts Residential Construction in Southeast Michigan, 2013

The seven-county Southeast Michigan region ended 2013 with a total of 7,586 new residential units authorized a 34 percent increase over 2012. All counties experienced positive growth in residential construction, with Livingston County leading with an 88 percent increase over 2012 levels.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Construction
Housing

April 2014

Increasing Jobs and Prosperity in Southeast Michigan

This updated document, known as a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), meets the requirements of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). It incorporates EDA guidelines and strategic priorities in a dynamic document that provides a roadmap for effectively investing the region's resources and seeking new means to diversify and reposition the economy, create jobs, strengthen and refocus our human capital, develop and promote our natural and community assets, improve our business climate, and maintain and enhance the necessary infrastructure to achieve the maximum economic impact and global competitiveness. This initiative of SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition (MAC), was informed by the Economic Development Strategy Committee and other economic development stakeholders. It builds upon previous work and reflects collaboration among people representing a spectrum of business, labor, government, education, community, civic, economic, and workforce development organizations across seven counties working together to help increase jobs and prosperity in Southeast Michigan.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Economic
Employment
Environment
Infrastructure

May 2014

Population and Household Estimates for Southeast Michigan

This document contains estimates of population and households for every county and community in the seven-county Southeast Michigan region as of December 2013.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Population

December 2013

Quick Facts Traffic Crash Facts for Southeast Michigan, 2012

There were 122,832 crashes in Southeast Michigan during 2012 resulting in 361 fatalities and 35,433

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Quick Facts
Traffic

May 2013

Green Oak Charter Township Strategic Plan

The Green Oak strategic plan was developed by SEMCOG at the request of Green Oak Charter Township Clerk and SEMCOG Chairperson, Michael Sedlak. It is an action plan for implementing strategies that were identified by the Township Board during an off-site retreat on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Through a series of exercises, and discussions about results from a resident survey, the Board identified community priorities and collectively selected five key goals to help continue community success over the next 10 years. These five were selected because they were critical, timely, and feasible with current and anticipated resources and community commitment. These make up the first phase of a long-term goal of continual improvement for the community and its residents.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit

April 2013

SEMCOG Legislative Policy Platform 2013-2014

SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, represents all levels of government in Southeast Michigan -- counties, cities, villages, townships, and educational entities. SEMCOG advocates for changes to federal and state policy and regulations on behalf of our region, and provides our members with data, analysis, and direct member assistance. Challenging times for local governments demand fresh, new approaches to transform the way we work together to align scarce public revenues to create a successful future. The overarching themes of this policy platform are: 1) recognition that all levels of government need to be efficient, effective, and coordinated to deliver services to taxpayers; 2) expansion of policies and programs to support needed infrastructure maintenance and improvements; and 3) emphasis on the need for grant funding rather than loans, recognizing that local governments are not in the position to incur additional debt given declines in property tax revenue.

Southeast Michigan
Regional
Planning
Detroit
Development
Funding
Infrastructure
Legislation

January 2013

Increasing Jobs and Prosperity in Southeast Michigan

This updated document, known as a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), meets the requirements of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). It incorporates EDA guidelines and strategic priorities in a dynamic document that provides a roadmap for effectively investing the region's resources and seeking new means to diversify and reposition the economy, create jobs, strengthen and refocus our human capital, develop and promote our natural an