1. Creating pathways to nature

    The Office of Metropolitan Impact is instrumental in organizing SEMI Wild and its career and education pathway program that connects underrepresented youth to organizations like UM-Dearborn, the Detroit Zoological Society, Belle Isle Nature Center and others.

  2. Cinema Detroit brings back inclusive theater experience, indie screenings

    “We are very proud of being able to create a space for the community to be welcomed on a day-to-day basis, but also to have their voices heard, whether that’s in local activists or community members having a Q&A and discussion, or just having more representative films. Representation really does matter.”
    ~ Tim Guthat

  3. Community brings a fresh spin to Detroit alleyways

    “This brings together this alley activation work with the green energy work in a way that’s very locally applied. The project is really led and driven by the community partners.”
    ~ Paul Draus, UM-Dearborn sociology professor

  4. U-M experts: Detroit-area flooding consistent with precipitation trends under changing climate

    University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the weekend flooding in the Detroit metro area. The flooding provides a dramatic reminder that the frequency and intensity of severe storms are expected to continue to increase in the Great Lakes region due to climate change.

  5. Distinctly Detroit Podcast: Tracy S. Hall

    A Podcast on what makes one want to be in the city of Detroit. Join our host Katie Benjamin as she interviews students, scholars, innovators, and leaders from across the city to learn how they came to live, work, and love in Detroit.

  6. Q&A: U-M Alum R.J. King chronicles Detroit’s earliest manufacturing history

    “I wrote the book because nobody had really explained how Detroit had the world’s largest manufacturing economy when the automotive industry started.”
    ~ R.J. King, UM-Dearborn alumnus

  7. Delray, U-M partnership could be template for environmental justice campaigns

    UM-Dearborn Assistant Professor Natalie Sampson’s research into public health issues in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood has spanned a decade — and has begun to play a role in shaping public policy. But when talking about the years of work, she definitely prefers shining the spotlight on the community and her partners.

  8. Climate Change + Public Health in Detroit

    How does a city grappling with how to thrive in the present day begin to think about what it will look like 50 years down the road? That was a question the Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ) wanted answered when it assembled the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) in 2011.

  9. Mapping Detroit

    UM-Dearborn student Thomaz Carvalhaes spent his summer walking the streets of Detroit to locate and assess bus stops across 10 square miles.