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Margaret Dewar

Margaret Dewar

Margaret Dewar
Professor Emerita of Urban and Regional Planning, A Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Senior Adviser, Poverty Solutions
Arch. and U.P. (Taubman) » Urban and Regional Planning

Margaret Dewar’s research is in the broad areas of economic development, housing and community development, urban environmental planning, and urban land use. Her current projects address remaking cities following abandonment, strengthening deteriorated neighborhoods, and reducing the harm residents experience from disinvestment in their city. She analyzes how planners can address issues facing cities that have experienced substantial population and employment loss. For instance, she has studied how to transition land use from derelict structure through demolition to green stormwater infrastructure and therefore to reuse vacant land productively in ways that enhance neighborhoods. She has investigated how people remake places in the most abandoned areas of cities. In all her research she works with people who can use her findings to make changes in planning and policy practice.

Affiliations

The affiliations listed below show engagement with the Graham Sustainability Institute.

  • Emerging Opportunities
    • Integrated Assessments
      • Detroit Sustainability Indicators
        • Team Member
      • Focus: HOPE
        • Team Member
    • Transformation Grants
      • Reviewer
  • Water Center
    • Freshwater
      • U-M Large Grants
        • Grant Recipient

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

1. No Poverty
3. Good Health and Well-Being
10. Reduced Inequalities
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
17. Partnerships for the Goals