Category: Great Lakes

UM Water Center – Cody Rouge Bioretention Gardens
February 15, 2017March 28, 2017
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UM Water Center – Cody Rouge Bioretention Gardens

Video by University of Michigan News. A University of Michigan Water Center research team collaborated with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA), and Cody Rouge and Warrendale neighborhood organizations to create an innovative form of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) for vacant properties in Detroit. Highly engineered bioretention gardens featuring...

Southwest Solutions: Detroit Farm and Garden
February 15, 2017March 27, 2017
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Southwest Solutions: Detroit Farm and Garden

The Southwest Solutions/Detroit Farm & Garden project demonstrates how an old vacant building can be re-purposed to include a sustainable (triple bottom line) business, with a special focus on cost-effective storm water mitigation techniques including a green roof and green parking lot. Ideally, these techniques will eventually qualify for a potential green credit program being...

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