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Welcome Lauren Hoffman!

Welcome Lauren Hoffman, ASLA to the livingLAB team! A life-long outdoorsman, Lauren has spent the past 7 years assessing and enhancing natural resources through design. Her assessment activities have included a myriad of survey and monitoring work including plants, pollinators, macroinvertebrates, t

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Unique Parking Solutions in one of Detroit’s Historic Neighborhoods

The barrels are still up, and plant materials are on their way, but the project is awful close to completion!  We're talking about Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation's answer to their problem of limited parking and an abundance of storm water run-off at the Grand River WorkPlace - a co-work

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livingLAB Welcomes Newest LABpartner

livingLAB is proud to introduce our newest designer and  LABpartner, Kurt Hilton.  Kurt's diverse background and youthful ideals are a perfect fit for livingLAB's collaborative design studio.  His passion for social justice, architecture, history, and urban planning key together nicely with his u

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Maple Glen Park Improvements Now Complete!

Commerce Township is proud to open the new and improved Maple Glen Park and Sports Complex to the public.   The orange barrels and yellow tape that have blocked off one end of the park all season have been removed and the dirt has been swept away.  The completion of Phase One of the Park's Master

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Hugely Successful mobileLAB in Pleasant Ridge

We received the nicest note from the City of Pleasant Ridge the morning after our 5-day mobileLAB: "I do want to convey our thanks for a really great, really successful mobileLAB event. I’ve gotten nothing but great feedback from everyone, and there’s real excitement about where we’re hea

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DTE Energy’s vision for new downtown park brought to you by livingLAB

The west side of downtown Detroit, mostly surface lots and little-used buildings, will soon see one derelict lot transformed into an oasis of green space aiming to mirror the thriving scene at Campus Martius. The park would also include a restaurant and bar that could be expanded by attaching ten

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Connecting Lenawee Non-Motorized mobileLAB Open House

Wrapping up our Connecting Lenawee Non-Motorized mobileLAB with an Open House to discuss action items to make the county more bike and walk friendly.

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Update on Flint and Brownfield Redevelopment

It has been a year and a half since we were sketching concepts to transform this brownfield into a community amenity alongside stakeholders and the community in Flint, Michigan. This simple sidewalk is just the beginning of the built ecosystem and public park that will emerge. We are beyond excit

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livingLAB arrived in Petoskey, Michigan!

livingLAB arrived in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan to work this week with the folks in the Old Town neighborhood on making improvements to Emmet Street! The Emmet Street project will be run using livingLAB's mobileLAB workshop over the course of 4 days and result in concept plans for the streetsc

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Green Parking Lot and Public Space Coming Soon!

Working with Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation we will be developing a green parking lot and outdoor public space on the Grand River Avenue commercial corridor. Kresge’s grant will support community outreach activities, planning, design and redevelopment of the lot, which will retain stor

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