Graham Sustainability Institute

Applied Research and Service by Urban Planning Students in the HOPE Village Initiative Area

Project Team

Eric Dueweke  Architecture & Urban Planning
Margaret Dewar – Architecture & Urban Planning

Project Summary

To support creative redevelopment efforts in Detroit, the Graham Institute partnered with the Detroit-based nonprofit civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE to conduct the Sustainability and the HOPE Village Initiative Integrated Assessment. 
As one of six projects in the overall assessment, this project supported three U-M graduate students working onsite with Focus: HOPE on a wide variety of community planning initiatives. Among others, these included creation of a community asset map, development of a master plan for the Linwood Avenue commercial corridor, extensive property research to help target neighborhood improvement projects, and streetscape improvement efforts.
For more details, read the final report (PDF) | 9.3 MB
This project received a $30,000 Integrated Assessment Grant in 2012.