An interdisciplinary team of 20 master’s students from SEAS, as well as the Ross School of Business, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and the School of Social Work, worked throughout the semester alongside Paige and others at Bailey Park to advance sustainability knowledge through various community engaged projects.
December 14, 2022
Q&A: Jason Hawes says urban agriculture is a critical element in Detroit land use
“Hazen Pingree was mayor of Detroit around the turn of the (20th) century and one way he addressed hunger in the city was to encourage people to grow potatoes in their back yards and in community plots the city set out. They were called ‘Pingree’s potato patches.'”
~ Jason Hawes, U-M PhD candidate
September 28, 2022
From garden to growth: This urban garden cultivates young leaders
Cadillac Urban Gardens doesn’t just grow produce. It grow leaders and environmental stewards, says U-M alumna Sarah Clark, who founded the garden. Clark started working with Dolores Perales in 2013 when she was a sophomore at Detroit Cristo Rey High School. Perales went on to earn dual master’s degrees from U-M.
September 6, 2022
SEAS continues to grow environmental justice program with new expertise, community organizers
By expanding the program and building on its history as leaders in environmental justice, SEAS is continuing to foster the educational experience that communities affected by injustice have been demanding of universities.
May 24, 2022
Do urban gardens lead to gentrification? Not in Detroit, study finds
This indicates that the practice of gardening may be spreading beyond the Black-led institutions like churches and nonprofits that originally promoted it.
November 10, 2021
U-M launches SEAS Sustainability Clinic in Detroit to combat effects of climate change, residential flooding
While the clinic’s main emphasis will be on serving the community, the work also extends the mission of SEAS aimed at promoting multidisciplinary sustainability with a collaborative approach.
September 15, 2021
Municipal takeover in Michigan: A rational, apolitical response to financial distress, or something else?
Six of the 11 Michigan cities subjected to emergency management saw changes to their drinking water systems that were implemented to save money or to reduce expenditures. In many cases, those decisions led to poor water quality, service unreliability and increases to water bills, according to the researchers.
July 28, 2021
Addressing links between poverty, housing, water access and affordability in Detroit
The policy brief shows that existing programs, while they provide improvements, fail to meet the amount of Detroit households in need of aid to make substantial repairs.
May 28, 2021
Taubman College’s 2021 Dow Sustainability Fellows: from water conservation to horses
The Dow Sustainability Fellows program supports U-M graduate students and scholars in their efforts to create sustainable solutions to pressing issues in various areas of study. The fellows engage in interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful work, tackling problems on a local, national, and global scale. Each fellow receives a $20,000 stipend and participates in collaborative activities and a team project.