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There are lots of hopeful signs that Detroit is taking sustainability seriously, with bicycling, recycling, urban agriculture, green architecture and renewable energy each at the forefront of serious conversations about the city's future. A long time coming, but well worth the wait.



Notes for the Beginning Gardner: Building your soil in the fall

Winter is coming, but it's never too soon to start thinking about next year's garden.

Bioswale under construction in Cody Rouge's Stein Park

How Cody Rouge is becoming Detroit's leading neighborhood for green infrastructure

Flooding has long been an issue for Detroit's Cody Rouge neighborhood, but nonprofits, the city, and residents are taking action to mitigate the negative effects of stormwater on the community. Their latest project, a bioswale in Stein Park, is currently under construction.

The Detroit International Riverfront

Healing fractured water: How Michigan's roadways impact our waterways

In the Great Lakes, we drive to get where we are going. And with tens of thousands of lane-miles of roadway across the basin, in both urban areas and rural areas, the impact of all of that hard surface on our waterways adds up.

Mike Score, president of Hantz Woodlands

Nowhere to go but up: Growing metro Detroit's tree canopy

After being battered by Dutch elm disease and then emerald ash borers, the number of trees in metro Detroit and Michigan's other urban centers has nowhere to go but up. And groups around the region are helping accelerate that growth.

Plum Street Farm

Looking back on a decade of growth in Detroit's urban ag movement

As we celebrate a decade of publishing in Detroit, we look back on the growth of the city's urban agriculture movement in recent years.
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