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Landscapes of luxury: A guide to metro Detroit's public gardens
Monday, May 16, 2016
Metro Detroit is home to some spectacular gardens and greenspaces—all open to the public. Writer and garden expert Brian Allnutt tells us which to visit this spring and summer.
Community lighting group to potentially partner with Highland Park on ambitious project
Monday, April 25, 2016
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.
Belle Isle and Olmsted's forgotten legacy
Monday, April 18, 2016
Frederick Law Olmsted designed Belle Isle, but his plan was lightly implemented and even counteracted by future developments. Brian Allnutt argues its time we reexamine Olmsted's original plans to better inform future use of the island.
How Detroit became a city of trees
Amy Elliott Bragg
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
More than 50 years before Dutch elm disease, a treacherous caterpillar pest spurred the city to action on an ambitious plan for its street trees.
Restoring the Rouge is 'about getting the community to the river'
Monday, March 28, 2016
When Bill Craig heard about a golf course coming to a local wetland, he started getting active. And he's been that way ever since.
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Fighting tax foreclosure, Recovery Park, and more: October development news round-up
Detroit Future City releases guide to help residents steward vacant lots
Detroit groups raise funds for placemaking projects, from opera to sunflower living rooms
Small vineyard takes shape in old school on east side
Land use and quality of life plan takes root in Brightmoor
Developers dig 27 geothermal wells to heat, cool Midtown's historic Forest Arms building
Community block party announced for West RiverWalk grand opening
First annual blacksmith and welding festival to take place in Midtown
Midtown Detroit, Inc. secures funding for new green alley, construction starts in September
25 and still going strong, Greening of Detroit keeps humming along
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DDOT offers bus service to Belle Isle seven days a week
Source: City of Detroit
Biking institution celebrates coming of spring with annual open house
Source: Back Alley Bikes
Vacant land in Detroit could help reduce airborne allergens
The Design Observer explores the urban ecology of Detroit and other cities
Source: Design Observer
Another green alley coming to Midtown
Source: Curbed Detroit
Vacant Land Treatment Program is collab effort
Source: Greening of Detroit
Belle Isle Conservancy president answers questions about future of city park
Source: Bridge Michigan
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