Vacant land is Detroit’s greatest asset, where greenways, gardens, parks, and plazas establish a vision of hope. Persistent Detroiters are reclaiming the riverfront, rail corridors, alleys, and vacant lots so that thoughtfully designed spaces can elevate daily experiences, strengthen connections to landscape and each other, and catalyze Detroit’s transformation.
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand how open spaces can regenerate neighborhoods in the absence of new development by adding economic value, mobilizing the community, and enhancing quality of life. 2. Learn how vacant and underutilized land can be repurposed to reanimate depopulated neighborhoods. 3. 3. Explore strategies for equitable access to healthy lifestyles through recreation, mobility, and food production. 4. 4. Examine the role of well-designed open space in transforming daily experiences of city residents.
Maurice Cox; Susan Mosey; Lori Singleton, ASLA; ;
American Society of Landscape Architects