Systems Planning

Systems Planning

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​​​Systems Planning is a city collaborative that is staffed by professionals from multiple disciplines. The purpose of Systems Planning is to coordinate and plan for the development and maintenance of city systems.   



In planning for the development and maintenance of city systems, the Systems Planning unit relies on the following five principles to best serve the residents of Ann Arbor.

  1. Protect the public health and safety
  2. Ensure that the development, design, and repair of the city’s systems supports and balances community goals
  3. Advance our systems to be environmentally and economically sustainable
  4. Uphold social equity values
  5. Meet or exceed regulatory requirements

Capital Improvement Plan

Systems planning leads and coordinates the six-year capital improvement planning process.  The planning commission with collaboration with staff recommends the plan to City Council.