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Coleman A Young Municipal Center 13th floor, 2 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Posted on September 27, 2012 In: Advocacy, Community Development, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, EPA, Events, Federal Policy, Green Jobs, Land Use, Local Policy, State policy, Uncategorized
Who: Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (DWEJ)
Did you know that urban agriculture isn’t technically legal in Detroit? But the planners at the City Planning Commission have been working hard over the last couple of years researching and engaging the local urban agriculture community and various other stakeholders to create a comprehensive policy to allow and encourage urban agriculture in Detroit while making sure to protect the more »
700,000 people living in a city built for 2 million. What will we do with all that land?
The EPA’s Smart Growth office has released a draft document tying together Smart Growth, Environmental Justice and Equitable Development.
Last Friday (1/20/2012), DWEJ President & CEO Guy Williams went on the Craig Fahle Show with University of Detroit Mercy’s Dan Pitera, who is in charge of the Detroit Works Project Long Term Engagement Process (DWPLTEP), to talk about why DWEJ is involved in this process, and discuss the DWP’s new Home Base for civic engagement. Interview link: RADIO INTERVIEW more »
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)’s “Dirt” blog, which has the tagline “Connecting the built & natural environments,” posted this article about the Redfields to Greenfields project earlier this year in June. Build Up Detroit program manager Sandra Yu presented Detroit’s case study with John Saad from the city planning department and Charles Cross from the University of Detroit-Mercy more »
Announcement from the national Environmental Justice list-serv run by the EPA: To encourage healthy, sustainable schools and communities, the Council for Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), the National Center for Safe Routes to School, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity, and EPA are offering a series of educational webinars, including more »
by Sandra Yu So Sept 2, I was at the brownfields public hearing. I will try to remember correctly here what was shared. NEW WHOLE FOODS STORE IN MIDTOWN Location: John R & Mack, behind Ellington Lofts, where Starbucks, Kinko’s, etc. are. Currently a closed Chase Bank and active Chase ATM. Site owner is working with Chase to find alternate more »