Transit Oriented Development in Detroit (2010)

Client Organization: 
Detroit Department of Transportation
Project Location : 
Detroit, MI
Summary of Project Idea: 

The master's project team produced a Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plan with a focus on environmental sustainability for the Woodward Light Rail project in Detroit, MI. The plan includes traditional TOD recommendations such as zoning, parking, pedestrian and bicycle pathways, and streetscape design. The team also added an environmental sustainability component, titled "Sustainable Transit Oriented Development" (STOD). The sustainable elements are tailored for Detroit and focus on water quality, land use, and energy.

SEAS Program Areas: 
Environmental Policy and Planning
Environmental Justice
Landscape Architecture
SEAS Faculty Advisor: 
Beth Diamond
Master Students Involved in Project: 
  • Kim Seelye, MUP/MS Environmental Policy and Planning                                                             
  • Allison Krueger, MLA                                     
  • Lauren De Silva, MLA                                                     
  • Angela Lee, MLA                             
  • Paul Mansoor, MS Environmental Policy and Planning/Environmental Justice
Project Status: 
Past Project