Published: 2012

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Breathing Easier in Southwest Detroit: Mitigating Fugitive Dust with Vegetation


This project focuses on mitigating the impact of coarse particulates such as fugitive dust by using bioengineering strategies that incorporate the use of vegetation. Using vegetation is a cost-effective land use practice that can help suppress airborne particulates, thus improving local air quality. Recommemded bioengineering strategies center on mitigating the impacts from unregulated sources of fugitive dust including industrial facilities, unpaved vacant lots or unwashed roadways. (This project won a US Environmental Protection Agency P3 Award.)


Larsen, Dueweke


Brodnax, Hansford, Kinley, Pivirotto, Singh, Storrar, Stupka, Thoresen, VanDerZee


  • Community Partner: Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
  • Location: Detroit
  • Pages: 121
  • Year: 2008
  • Topic: Environment + Land Use

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