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How Cody Rouge is becoming Detroit's leading neighborhood for green infrastructure
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Flooding has long been an issue for Detroit's Cody Rouge neighborhood, but nonprofits, the city, and residents are taking action to mitigate the negative effects of stormwater on the community. Their latest project, a bioswale in Stein Park, is currently under construction.
Healing fractured water: How Michigan's roadways impact our waterways
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
In the Great Lakes, we drive to get where we are going. And with tens of thousands of lane-miles of roadway across the basin, in both urban areas and rural areas, the impact of all of that hard surface on our waterways adds up.
Detroit company poised to revolutionize how cities manage stormwater
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Parjana's Energy Passive Groundwater Recharge Product has the potential to revolutionize the way cities manage stormwater by increasing the efficacy of green infrastructure and alleviating burdens placed on aging sewer systems.
13 years after emerald ash borer's arrival, metro Detroit communities embrace tree diversity
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The emerald ash borer arrived in Michigan in 2002, and it quickly wreaked havoc on metro Detroit's urban canopy. Thirteen years later, local communities are embracing tree diversity to make up for the losses caused by this invasive species.
Video: Healing the Great Lakes with green infrastructure
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Across the Great Lakes, water resource systems in urban areas have been heavily altered by human development. But a new vision is emerging; one in which cities move from fragmentation to integration, treating water as a single, holistic resource.
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Fighting tax foreclosure, Recovery Park, and more: October development news round-up
Detroit Future City releases guide to help residents steward vacant lots
Detroit groups raise funds for placemaking projects, from opera to sunflower living rooms
Small vineyard takes shape in old school on east side
Land use and quality of life plan takes root in Brightmoor
Developers dig 27 geothermal wells to heat, cool Midtown's historic Forest Arms building
Community block party announced for West RiverWalk grand opening
First annual blacksmith and welding festival to take place in Midtown
Midtown Detroit, Inc. secures funding for new green alley, construction starts in September
25 and still going strong, Greening of Detroit keeps humming along
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Vacant land in Detroit could help reduce airborne allergens
The Design Observer explores the urban ecology of Detroit and other cities
Source: Design Observer
Another green alley coming to Midtown
Source: Curbed Detroit
Vacant Land Treatment Program is collab effort
Source: Greening of Detroit
Belle Isle Conservancy president answers questions about future of city park
Source: Bridge Michigan
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