Sustainability and Resiliency

It is a universal truth that people want to be prosperous. By extension, we should want our city to be a prosperous city.  If not, the city hinders our ability to prosper. As Michiganders, we are our fair share of cities that have experienced significant challenges which led to declines in prosperity. The reasons for a city's decline are numerous. How does Midland hedge itself from declines in prosperity? We focus on sustainability and resiliency (the ability to withstand and quickly recover).  Sustainability and Resiliency are terms that get used a lot these days. The terms may have different connotations depending on whom you talk to.  For the purpose of the Midland City Modern Master Plan, we view these two areas in the following ways.

  • Financial Stewardship

  • Environmental Stewardship

  • Municipal Resiliency