Corridor Performance: Measuring the Impacts and Benefits of Design on Urban Retail Corridors (2014)

Client Organization: 
Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA)
Project Location : 
Detroit, MI
Summary of Project Idea: 

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.

SEAS Program Areas: 
Environmental Informatics
Sustainable Systems
Landscape Architecture
SEAS Faculty Advisor: 
Joan Nassauer
Master Students Involved in Project: 
  • Jing Bu, MLA
  • Michael Kaminski, MLA
  • Ruiyang Li, MS Environmental Informatics
  • Pojing Liu, MLA
  • Yi Zhen, MS Sustainable Systems
Project Status: 
Past Project