1. Creating lasting impact through the Detroit Revitalization & Business Initiative

    I learned how to motivate my team as a leader, how to ask the right questions to ensure I’m developing the best deliverables for my client, and how to celebrate small wins in order to move toward larger goals. 

  2. Truck noise in Southwest Detroit adds to public health concerns

    Researchers at the University of Michigan joined forces with community members and the Southwest Detroit Community Benefits Coalition to evaluate the noise impact of the trucks on the neighborhood, many being rerouted as part of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge under construction.

  3. Boots-on-the-ground design with an impact

    The Taubman Public Design Corps builds partnerships between student designers and local nonprofits.

  4. DEI Taubman Spotlight Student is working to make the design industry more accessible

    Architecture graduate student Torri Smith is a Detroit native with a passion to elevate the diverse narratives of minority students in the design field.

  5. Detroit Kids Matter: Two educators establish organization to support Detroit youth

    An important aspect of their mission is to continue building meaningful partnerships with businesses and organizations in the Detroit area that support and advance Detroit youth. Detroit Kids Matter is an online business with occasional pop-ups. 

  6. U-M’s partnerships, initiatives in Detroit on the rise during pandemic

    The variety and volume of the efforts are a collaboration with Detroit’s neighborhoods, its community organizations and its residents. While the specific goals and partners of each effort vary, all of the work aims to help boost the vitality of Detroit and the region. 

  7. Taubman College announces undergraduate minor in real estate development

    “The program allows students to study across a variety of disciplines and learn on a number of different fronts related to real estate and development,” said Marc Norman, director of real estate initiatives at Taubman College and associate professor of practice in urban and regional planning. 

  8. U-M students create online resource for families to create art projects at home

    An important goal of the class was to ensure that the creative prompts and project instructions were clear, manageable and fun. To this end, students gathered “real world” user feedback from Stamps lecturer Emilia White and alumna Sarah Buckius, both of whom are parenting young children at home.

  9. Gift from SHoP architects will help bring greater diversity to the field of architecture

    A portion of the SHoP Architects gift will support the development of online teaching materials for Michigan Architecture Prep (ArcPrep), Taubman College’s semester-long program that introduces juniors in the Detroit Public Schools to  architecture and urbanisms.