School of Environment and Sustainability

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Detroit River Story Lab receives carbon neutrality grant

    Riverside communities have displayed remarkable resilience through the myriad trials of the past 75 years, and this project aims to partner with these communities as they continue reshaping the shared narratives that will lay the groundwork for a sustainable post-carbon future for the region.