This project combined analysis of grassroots neighborhood stabilization plans, sewer infrastructure, and GIS-based hydrologic modeling to inform the planning and design of site-based green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs) for urban stormwater management in Detroit's Lower Eastside. This also facilitated an assessment of the collective community benefits and limitations of site-based green infrastructure to mitigate flooding frequently reported in the Lower Eastside's Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood. Planning and design concepts for a green infrastructure network are presented at multiple scales for this area.
- Knowledge of Landscape Architecture design detailing and systems
- Knowledge of Land Planning
- Knowledge of sustainable approaches to planning and design
- Development and testing of scientific methodologies
- Analytical Skills
- Proficiency with graphic design programs such as InDesign (for depiction of findings in final report)
- Strong collaboration and organizational skills
- Entrepreneurial and risk-taking approach
- Quantitative skills
- Writing skills (for final report)
- Analytical skills
- Development of relevant and valuable methodologies for performance measurement that will benefit the profession of landscape architecture
- Comprehensive approaches to sustainable development in areas of Environment, Community, Economics and Art
- Graphic depiction of quantitative information (DW will provide a workshop and design review to aid the students in capturing their research in a professional, graphically sophisticated report).
- Scientific method
- Development of project narrative
- Use of measurement tools, including infrared thermometer, speed gun, light meter, sound meter
- Final report - experience of compiling, summarizing, depicting research, writing
- Opportunity to submit to present at CELA
- Minimum (1) one visit to Ann Arbor by Kurt Culbertson to advise the student team
- Monthly Skype calls with the research team
Design Workshop is not able to provide funding at this time.
Planning and design concepts for a green infrastructure network in Detroit's Lower Eastside.
- Jing Bu, MLA
- Michael Kaminski, MLA
- Ruiyang Li, MS Environmental Informatics
- Pojing Liu, MLA
- Yi Zhen, MS Sustainable Systems