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September 2014

Sustainability & Resiliency in the Master Plan

The DEA steering committee members have established a subcommittee under Councilman Benson’s Green Task Force to develop sustainability and resiliency recommendations for the city’s Master Plan of Policies. We are excited that Dara O’Byrne from Detroit Future City is co-chairing this subcommittee, that so many environmental and community advocates are involved, and that we are […]

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City Green Infrastructure Update

Sue McCormick, Director of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, gave a presentation on the City’s green infrastructure and stormwater management efforts to the Green Task Force on Thursday, August 28, 2014. Sue had previously worked for former group executive Karla Henderson for the City of Ann Arbor, where she was in charge of both […]

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2013 Statewide Update Childhood Lead Poisoning

Over the last 15 years, the story of childhood lead poisoning is an overwhelmingly positive one. After Federal lead poisoning prevention programs were established, the statewide percent of children with blood lead levels over 10 micrograms/dL dropped from nearly 10% to 0.44%. However, it is a continuing fight in Detroit because of the very old […]

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