Detroit Riverfront Conservancy garners national recognition

For decades, the riverfront in Detroit was doted with run-down industrial sites, parking lots, and overgrown shrubbery, rendering it unusable to the general public. In a recent case study, Redeveloping the Riverfront in Detroit, we profiled the intersector collaboration among local philanthropic leaders, representatives from state and local government officials, and businesses that breathed new life into the city’s riverfront.

This recent video by the American Planning Association, which awarded the initiative its 2014 National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation, highlights the project’s intersector beginnings and remarkable outcomes.