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Many innovative and creative approaches to sustainable development and placemaking show that we can use our built environment, along with natural systems, to develop a sustainable life on earth. Deep down, people identify with place, and appreciate beauty and nature. This site showcases the work of creative people as they invent new ways of making the places we inhabit sustainable, and those ideas become innovations that make their way across society. Please enjoy the examples and tell us what you think about them, and alert us to others we should post on the site. About the curator: John D. Warbach, Ph.D. is a Professor at MSU and the Associate Director, Faculty Research Development, Land Policy Institute. John coordinates the Michigan Higher Education Land Policy (MIHELP) Consortium, LPI research initiative development and teambuilding, curriculum development, grant administration and the Distinguished Speaker Series. He taught Landscape Architecture at the State University of New York and at MSU, and he has been a consultant to units of government at all levels on a wide range of environmental and land use planning projects. John has a Bachelor of Science degree from MSU, a Master's in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Urban Forestry from MSU.