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Highland Park


Highland Park is a city with grit and determination, despite the fact that it has suffered through tough times in recent years.

 

The city is rich in automotive history — Ford created the world's first assembly plant there, and Chrysler once had its headquarters in the city — and it developed some of the metro area's most beautiful historic residential districts. It is surrounded by Detroit at every border, except for a small piece of its perimeter that touches neighboring Hamtramck.

 

Highland Park is easily accessible via the I-75, the Davison and John C. Lodge expressways. Woodward Avenue carries traffic into the city from downtown and the northern suburbs.

For more information about Highland Park visit the Model D Neighborhood Guide.

Features

Soulardarity's leadership team: Nikkia Jones and Jackson Koeppel

Community lighting group to potentially partner with Highland Park on ambitious project

When the gutting of Highland Park's lighting grid left residents in the dark four years ago, a grassroots group called Soulardarity sprang up to try to remedy the problem. Now, they're attempting to forge an unprecedented partnership to light the entire city with solar power.

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Illuminating Highland Park, one solar streetlight at a time

Soulardarity is working to solve Highland Park's public lighting problem -- one solar streetlight at a time. By 2017, they hope to install 200 lights throughout the city.

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Green City Diaries: 2013 in review

One of the threads running through the eight diary entries we published this year is seeing different people engaged in different passions in all corners of Detroit. Matthew Piper recaps 2013 in sustainability and green living.

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Permaculture: Green economy takes root in Highland Park

An approach to designing a self-maintaining garden modeled after natural ecosystems, Permaculture maximizes the distribution of rainwater by aligning it with exposure to sun and wind. Dennis Archambault went digging for this story.

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Green City Diaries: March is for scheming

Green City diarist Matthew Piper talks to gardeners and farmers to learn the reasons why they do what they do, their insights into local resources available to support their efforts, and the preparations they’re making for the growing season. 
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