Arts of Citizenship Blog

Detroit, Michigan, USA
Sensor: L7 ETM+
Acquisition Date: December 11, 2001
Path/Row: 20/30
Lat/Long: 42.330/-83.046

Detroit, Michigan, is commonly referred to as Motor City because of the many automobile manufacturing plants located in the city. It is the largest city in Michigan, with a population approaching one million.

Let The Mapping Begin!

Frank Romo and Trish Koman are collaborators on the Michigan Environmental Mapping Tool, one of five projects supported by the 2015 Arts of Citizenship Grants in Public Scholarship. Frank recently sent us this update....


Following the Human Narratives

Nick is a second year sociocultural anthropology student researching what happens to vacant and abandoned buildings in Detroit. He asserts, “I want to know what happens when people take them apart; the lives of...


The Wild Idea of a Child Designed Playground

Laura Amtower’s MFA thesis project lies at the nexus of child-centered design, participatory research and curriculum development. Working with students at Ann Arbor S.T.E.A.M. School and their art and design teacher Rachael Van Dyke,...

Emma Davis

Emma Davis

Riverbank Park in downtown Flint is a threatened but important part of Michigan’s modernist landscape architectural heritage. Long-term deferred park maintenance and low-flow river conditions have left the park’s canals dry and overgrown. Graduate...


Amanda Healy

The Monroe Women’s History Project is a collaborative public history project that aims to develop archival holdings, public programming, and educational resources on the history of women in Monroe. Inspired by the literary contributions...

Trish Koman

Trish Koman

University of Michigan public health doctoral candidate Trish Koman and urban planning master’s candidate Frank Romo’s project Michigan Environmental Mapping Tool will characterize the extent and impact of cumulative exposures to environmental and social...