Published: 2012

/ Student Work

Paving the Way


Due to its location near an international border crossing and port of entry, Southwest Detroit is the site of major transportation infrastructure investment. While large infrastructure improvements generate regional economic benefits, low-income communities often bear the negative consequences of such projects. Two new projects could result in thousands of new jobs during the construction phase, as well as many permanent jobs. The plan addresses the balance between the balance between the region’s need for infrastructure investment and social equity, by explaining ways to connect Southwest Detroiters with new job opportunities. Winner of the Outstanding Student Project Award from the Michigan Association of Planning, 2011.


Beer, Burket, Cilluffo, Gao, Johnson, Michael, Shen, Yang, Zhou


Dewar, Dueweke


  • Community Partner: Southwest Detroit Business Association
  • Location: Detroit
  • Pages: 146
  • Year: 2010
  • Topic: Economic Development, Transportation

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