Graham Sustainability Institute

Sustainability & the HOPE Village Initiative Integrated Assessment

December 2013

The "Sustainability & the HOPE Village Initiative" Integrated Assessment (IA) is the result of a partnership between U-M's Graham Sustainability Institute and Focus: HOPE. The IA was developed to support the nonprofit's comprehensive, place-based effort known as the "HOPE Village Intiative." The Initiative's goal is for 100% of residents living in a 100-block area surrounding the Focus: HOPE campus to be educationally well-prepared, economically self-sufficient, and living in a safe, supportive environment by 2031. This publication consolidates the following six project reports from the overall effort:

  • Applied Research & Service by Urban Planning Students in the HOPE VIllage Initiative Area (Eric Dueweke & Margi Dewar – Urban Planning)
  • Building a Healthy Community in Detroit: Tracking the Impact of the HOPE Village Initiative Area (Paul Draus & Juliette Roddy – Public Affairs, U-M Dearborn)
  • Legal Issues in HOPE Village Housing Cooperative & Green Space (Alicia Alvarez and Priya Baskaran – Law School)
  • Mapping Community Economies & Building Capabilities in HOPE Village (Bruce Pietrykowski – Center for Labor & Community Studies, U-M Dearborn; Roland Zullo – Institute for Research on Labor, Employment & the Economy)
  • Play & Grounds (Maria Arquero – Urban Planning & Architecture; Jen Maigret & Craig Borum – Architecture; Robert Grese – Natural Resources & Environment; Lorelle Meadows & Aline Cotel – College of Engineering)
  • The Development of a Community Based Coalition to Promote Career & College Preparation in the HOPE VIllage Neighborhoods of Detroit & Highland Park (John C. Burkhardt & Betty Overton-Adkins – School of Education)

NOTE: The file size is 32.4 MB (PDF)