Graham Sustainability Institute

City Fact Sheet: Ann Arbor, Michigan

October 2015

The City of Ann Arbor has a long history as a progressive city with strong community engagement. Despite this, the city faces challenges keeping the community informed of emerging programs and ongoing efforts due to the city’s many university students and other transient residents. Ann Arbor also faces the challenge that a significant percentage of property within the city limits falls under the public domain and is not subject to local taxes. Much of this public land also falls outside of the city’s regulatory jurisdiction