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ROHS Students Learn About Landscape Architecture and Stormwater Management

Jason Macdonald virtually joined Mr. Barnett and his Environmental Science students at Royal Oak High School to field questions and speak with them about the profession of Landscape Architecture. Specifically, about stormwater management in the urban environment. It is very encouraging to see th

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Michigan Central On The Boards

livingLAB has been busy working with a thoughtful team at Ford, PAU and Mikyoung Kim Design to design the landscapes, plazas, and streets at Michigan Central and surrounding neighborhood-focused spaces. Stay tuned as community input, research and innovative design transform this space into a walkab

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Construction Begins @ Detroit’s Eliza Howell Park

So exciting to see construction beginning at Eliza Howell Park in Northwest Detroit! Sidewalk Detroit has secured a number of grants and worked closely with the City of Detroit to bring this project to fruition. The project is focused on the north end of the park. Removal of invasive species has

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Meeting with Neighbors of Rogell Park!

Our team (including staff from City of Detroit Planning & Development Department, Detroit Parks & Recreation, and Giffels Webster) was excited to be able to talk (virtually and in small groups) with organizations and residents last week about Detroit's Rogell Park. The former golf course pro

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KIP:Detroit Awards Go To Heritage Works and the North Corktown Neighborhood Association

Huge Congrats to our friends at Heritage Works and the North Corktown Neighborhood Association for their recent award of funds from the Kresge KIP:Detroit Program! Both organizations utilized the North Corktown Cultural Plan as a foundation for the grant applications to Kresge. Under the grant from

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The Bagley Shared Street project has been completed!!

UPDATE: After wrapping up construction in the fall of 2019 the street endured the snowy winter and rainy spring, and is receiving some well-deserved sunshine in the month of June.  Pictures have been updated to show the finished project. livingLAB was the lead landscape architect for Bagley’s co

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Working From Home + A New Addition

The look and feel of life may have changed, but livingLAB’s focus and commitment to our partners hasn’t.  We are working harder than ever to stay close, without getting too close. We are always just a phone call or virtual meeting away..  Our temporary “offices” look a little different tha

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Vernal Ponds, Prairies, Trails+More Coming to Detroit’s Eliza Howell Park

Congratulations to Sidewalk Detroit for securing funding from a number of sources including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund for work in Detroit’s Eliza Howell Park in northwest Detroit. The Southeast Michigan Resilience Fund is a public-private partn

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Getting Our Hands Dirty in “Brilliant Detroit”

livingLAB staff had a great, sweaty, dirty time volunteering with the good folks at ‘Brilliant Detroit’ and one of their neighborhood hub houses in Southwest Detroit. They helped build raised planting beds and assemble a picnic table for the backyard. With the help of donations from other busine

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Beacon Park Wins 2019 CNU Merit Award

DTE Energy's Beacon Park won a prestigious 2019 Merit Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). “How a place is designed fundamentally shapes people’s lives,” said Lynn Richards, President and CEO of CNU. “That’s a profound responsibility, and Charter Award-winning designers tak

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