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Input Gathered for Eliza Howell Park Concept Plan at Brightmoor Days in Northwest Detroit

To inform our planning process, livingLAB attended Brightmoor Days, a community celebration held in Eliza Howell Park, on Saturday May 19 to gather input from the community about their hopes for the park.  We are working with the inspiring and creative folks at Sidewalk Detroit, who have been pivo

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Grey to Green Conference in Toronto

livingLABers headed to Toronto for the Grey to Green conference.  The conference included a Tuesday tour of Corktown Common, a park designed for flood mitigation from the Don River into a newly redeveloped portion of the city.  The park integrated stormwater management and thoughtful topographic

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5-Year Parks + Recreation Planning

Having just wrapped up assisting Redford Township complete their new 5-Year Parks + Recreation Plan, we’re staying busy with 5-Year Plans. Public hearings are scheduled for a Joint Plymouth Community Parks + Recreation Master Plan, and we’re just getting started with fieldwork and inventories in

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Dearborn Multi-Modal Transportation Plan Underway

livingLAB is excited to be working with our friends at The Greenway Collaborative on the development of The City of Dearborn Multi-Modal Transportation Plan. The project is being guided by a great advisory committee made up of more than 30 representatives from a variety of local and regional organiz

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livingLAB Presents at MRPA Trail Summit

livingLAB’s Courtney Piotrowski, PLA, along with folks from Prein & Newhof and the City of Grand Rapids, presented at the mParks Trail Summit in Detroit on February 6. The panel presentation, "Trails As Green Infrastructure: Going Green and Getting There", focused on lessons learned from impl

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Gainsboro Park in Pleasant Ridge Selected 2017 MRPA Park Design Winner!

Congratulations to the City of Pleasant Ridge on this prestigious design award! Gainsboro Park, designed by livingLAB, was completed in the summer of 2017. This linear greenspace flanking the Canadian National Railway was transformed from an underutilized, disconnected space to an integrated park st

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livingLAB designed public space at Wayne State University successfully crowdfunded.

When seeking to transform an important campus gateway into an active, family-friendly public space Wayne State University looked to livingLAB for design guidance. The pop-up style design includes native landscaping, seating, shade sails, and lawn games oriented around the Warren Q Line Station. The

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MDOT Grand Region Nonmotorized Plan + Bike Map Updates Complete

Over the past year, livingLAB worked closely with the folks at MDOT’s Lansing and Grand Region office to develop a nonmotorized plan for the 13 counties in West Michigan that comprise the MDOT Grand Region. The Grand Region is home to an incredible network of significant shared use paths/trails (8

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Gainsboro Park Grand Opening!

The City of Pleasant Ridge celebrated the official grand opening of Gainsboro Park with a festive Halloween Hayride. livingLAB is proud to have led the engagement, design and construction oversight for the City in such a massive transformation of this nearly half-mile long linear park bordered on th

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City of Trenton Nature-Based Playground Receives $57k in Funding

MacArthur Park, a livingLAB designed, nature-based play space in Trenton, MI received a $57,000 grant through the Wayne County Park Millage Fund to begin construction. The design incorporates natural materials to create a unique series of spaces and experiences within this much loved neighborhood pa

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