Two vacant properties in Detroit, old and somewhat dilapidated

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  1. Finding Solutions for Detroit

    In her book “Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit,” U-M Professor June Manning Thomas explores what went wrong, demonstrating how and why government programs were ineffective and even destructive to community needs.

  2. The Ginsberg Center

    For more than a decade, the Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning at the University of Michigan has been hosting a variety of programs and services for students and assisting faculty in the development of engaged learning in their courses and programs.

  3. The Detroit Center for Family Advocacy

    The U-M Law School’s Detroit Center for Family Advocacy (CFA) provides legal advocacy and social work services to low-income families to prevent the unnecessary placement and prolonged stay of children in foster care while also providing valuable training and experiences to law students.

  4. Project Healthy Schools

    The alarming increase of childhood obesity and other preventable cardiovascular risk factors compelled Dr. Kim Eagle to create Project Healthy Schools (PHS) — a community-University of Michigan Health System collaborative that provides a school-based program to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks.

  5. The Detroit Center

    Throughout the year, the Detroit Center hosts meetings, lectures, workshops, and performances, annually drawing more than 20,000 visitors.

  6. Climate Change + Public Health in Detroit

    How does a city grappling with how to thrive in the present day begin to think about what it will look like 50 years down the road? That was a question the Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) wanted answered when it assembled the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) in 2011.

  7. Turning Vacant Land into Productive Green Spaces

    Alleys, vacant lots and underutilized urban spaces hold great potential for fostering more sustainable cities.

  8. Literacy Research and Professional Development in Detroit

    Elizabeth Birr Moje, the associate dean for research and community engagement and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, focuses her research on communities and schools in Detroit.

  9. Combating Air Pollution in Detroit

    The University of Michigan School of Public Health, in partnership with several community groups in Detroit, recently received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Services to combat air pollution and related health risks in Detroit.