Making Sure All of Detroit Has a Voice on Sustainability

To get a sense of how Detroiters think about sustainability in their city, you can start with this map. Location-based comments left by residents point out what they like — native plants sprouted in empty lots, proximity to transit and access to parks — and what they don’t, which ranges from lack of bike lanes to vacant properties.

Residents can support comments left by other residents, and occasionally, the City of Detroit chimes in after suggestions. “Great comment, Dave. This will help inform the planning for greater mobility,” the city responds to a suggestion of rehabbing a downtown bus station.

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