Graham Sustainability Institute

Margaret Dewar

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  • Arch. and U.P. (Taubman)
    • Urban and Regional Planning

Margaret Dewar is faculty coordinator for the housing, community, and economic development concentration and the faculty director of the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development. Her research is in economic development, urban environmental planning, and urban land use. Her current projects are concerned with remaking cities following abandonment, strengthening deteriorated neighborhoods, and planning across the Great Lakes region. Her projects deal with how planners can address issues facing troubled industries, declining regions, cities with high rates of poverty, and low-income neighborhoods. Dewar teaches courses where students studying for the Master of Urban Planning work with community partners to produce plans that advance the agendas of those partners, principally in Detroit and Flint.

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

My work contributes directly toward solving the United Nations SDGs listed below. Learn more.

No PovertyIndustry, Innovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesPartnerships for the Goals