July 15, 2019
Top research universities to partner with Detroit on economic forecasting
A U-M unit will lead a partnership with Michigan State and Wayne State universities to provide Detroit-specific economic data analysis and forecasting services to Michigan’s largest city.
June 10, 2019
U-M faculty win competition to reimagine Detroit’s cultural district
Three U-M faculty members are part of a team that won an international design competition that will unite 12 cultural and educational institutions in Detroit’s Midtown area.
May 9, 2019
U-M, Detroit gathering shares impact and ways forward
More than 300 attendees from U-M’s three campuses and Detroit community partners gathered at um3detroit to strengthen connections between the university and the state’s largest city.
February 18, 2019
U-M establishes advisory group to integrate Detroit engagement
The university has established the Detroit Advisory Group and named a new special adviser on Detroit engagement to support the university’s mission in partnership with Detroit communities.
January 30, 2019
Poverty Solutions report a testament to partners, progress in Detroit
U-M has released the Poverty Solutions Impact Report, which highlights a number of collaborative projects and includes efforts that have led to concrete policy changes.
January 25, 2019
DIA Plaza finalists hope to bring joy, cohesion, parking to Detroit
Several U-M faculty members are part of an effort proposing visions of how to connect Detroit’s leading cultural venues into one destination in Midtown Detroit.
December 13, 2018
URC universities receive $3.5M renewal to study minority aging, health
The Institute for Social Research is one of three research organizations to share a $3.5 million federal grant renewal to extend the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.
November 12, 2018
Sense of home inspires Taubman lecturer to revitalize Detroit
In an effort to preserve Detroiters’ memories and neighborhoods, Kimberly Dowdell, a lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, is a partner at Century Partners, a real estate development firm that aims to revitalize city neighborhoods while connecting residents to investment opportunities.
October 8, 2018
U-M launches website to integrate Detroit engagement
U-M is launching a new website that captures the engagement of its faculty, students, staff and alumni in Detroit, and includes the U-M Detroit Center and the Detroit Connector.
September 12, 2018
U-M, Harvard partner to address economic mobility, opioid crisis
U-M and Harvard are forming two new partnerships to spur economic mobility and reduce poverty in Detroit, and to combine resources and expertise in response to the national opioid crisis.