Aerial view of Detroit Riverfront

Graham Sustainability Institute

  1. Reducing phosphorus entering the Detroit River; real-time, autonomous stormwater control

    In 2015, U-M researchers at the Graham Sustainability Institute were awarded a $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation to determine the relative contributions of various phosphorus sources, both urban and agricultural, in the Detroit River watershed.

  2. Studying Detroit River Phosphorus

    Researchers at the University of Michigan Water Center were awarded a $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation to determine the Detroit River’s contributions to algae blooms that plague Lake Erie each summer.

  3. The HOPE Village Initiative

    Focus HOPE + Graham Sustainability Institute In 2011, the Detroit civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE expressed interest in working with the University of Michigan to determine how to…

  4. Turning Vacant Land into Productive Green Spaces

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