The Detroit School was created in 2012 by University of Michigan Professor Margaret Dewar and three PhD students in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, who wanted to view urban planning through the lens of shrinking populations.
March 30, 2020
While further research is needed, the U-M experts believe their findings—published in Science of The Total Environment—could provide evidence for the Environmental Protection Agency to ease some of the costly abatement burden for demolitions for cities around the country.
March 9, 2020
“Perhaps more importantly, health and housing work in Detroit is ultimately racial justice work. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and what I do is motivated by the overt and disturbing inequities that exist in the Detroit metropolitan region… I hope that my work can bring some material benefit to the people of Detroit.”
~ Alexa Eisenberg
December 6, 2019
Report: Expand house swaps and retrofits near Gordie Howe International Bridge to safeguard neighborhood health
“A number of people in the area are also reporting that the shaking from rumbling trucks is cracking foundations and plaster. They are literally watching their homes fall apart as a result of the construction where they live,” said Amy Schulz, a professor of health behavior and health education at U-M School of Public Health.
August 20, 2019
A new University of Michigan and Harvard University study shows an 11% drop in homicides and serious injuries caused by firearms in the areas where more than a few demolitions took place. The study does not find that such incidents went up in nearby neighborhoods.
March 19, 2019
University of Michigan researchers are monitoring Detroit’s vegetation from space to understand its connection to urban decline — and gaining insights into a public health threat emanating from the city’s vacant lots.
December 17, 2018
Increasing awareness of a program designed to prevent foreclosure among low-income homeowners in Detroit and making the application process easier are among the recommendations to help residents stay in their homes.
April 10, 2018
Detroit homeowners in danger of losing their homes to property tax foreclosure are not tapping into a fund that could save them.
June 21, 2016
Cass Technical High School has developed a partnership with the University of Michigan Medical School called Doctors of Tomorrow as part of a larger effort to connect the U-M with high schools in underserved areas and to stimulate minority students’ interest in careers in the medical field.