School of Natural Resources and Environment

Landscape Architecture

bioretention gardens

It took more than just adding water. It wasn’t instant, either.

But Detroit’s water department and Land Bank Authority as well as the University of Michigan turned four vacant city lots into gardens designed to corral storm water.

Officials with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, the city’s Land Bank Authority, UM and community groups held a celebration Wednesday for the pilot project’s completion. The event was held at one of the lots, located on Evergreen between Joy and Tireman.

Butt and Xu win CAREER awards

Two SNRE assistant professors recently earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) awards — the organization’s most prestigious program for supporting early-career scientists. According to the NSF, CAREER awards support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. 

Contact Name: 
Diana Woodworth


PURPOSE:  The Society of Environmentally Responsible Facilities (SERF) supports students in their studies to become thoughtful leaders in the field of green buildings and Practical Environmental Stewardship. 

AWARD:  Range:  $1,000 up to $5,000

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