Project Overview

The Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Project – Near East Side will deploy green infrastructure to manage and retain stormwater in areas outlined by the Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP) and RecoveryPark. The projects are located within the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s East Jefferson district that experiences combined sewer overflows to the Detroit River. Lawrence Tech will monitor the impact of these green infrastructure treatments on stormwater runoff to the combined sewer system. 

Project Brief: Detroit Future City

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Lawrence Tech will monitor and model the effectiveness of green infrastructure in Detroit to determine volume of stormwater managed and cost vs. benefits of green infrastructure in stormwater management. 

Project funding is through the Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants Program with local matching funds provided by The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.

Lawrence Technological University Participants
Dr. Donald Carpenter: Director of the Great Lakes Stormwater Management Institute, leading LTU's efforts to provide pre-construction and post-construction monitoring of runoff to the combined sewer system
Rachel Pieschek: Graduate Research Assistant