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Green Collar Corridors

Abstract

Detroit has 300 miles of commercial corridors, 27 of which the City of Detroit has targeted for traditional investment. This leaves 273 miles of commercial corridors that may not be suitable for traditional commercial development. Enterprising Detroiters have long been exploring a variety of productive green land uses to turn vacant land from a liability into an asset.

The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department asked students from the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Ross School of Business, and the Michigan Law School to asses the feasibility of transforming at least some of the remaining 273 miles into “Green Collar Corridors,” which would create a better living environment for Detroiters.

Faculty

Richard Norton, Libby Levy

Students

Moira Egler, Andrew Justus, Eric Krohngold, Benjamin Meza-Wilson, Lu Tian, and Jianan Zhang

Details

Community Partner: City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department  
Location: Detroit, MI
Pages: 135
Year: 2018