Published: 2019

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Green Collar Corridors


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.


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


Richard Norton, Libby Levy


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