Published: 2022

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Great Lakes Coastal Justice


The Great Lakes region faces multiple intersecting challenges including climate change, a legacy of industrial pollution, and a long history of socio-economic disparities. Recent developments in federal policy are directing major investments to the region to address some of these issues. This University of Michigan Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Report, prepared for the Healing Our Water (HOW) Coalition, aims to provide a broad overview and analysis of coastal restoration projects and their implications for social justice and equity specific to the unique coastal environments of the state of Michigan and the Great Lakes region.


Alex Spofford, Alexis Richards, Emily Soderberg, Juan Jhong Chung, Maeghen Goode, Andre Monge, Aaron Cohen


Richard Norton