Flint Futures: Alternative Futures for Brownfield Redevelopment in Flint, MI

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Emily
dc.contributor.author VanWieren, Rebekah
dc.contributor.author Laclergue, David
dc.contributor.author Dowdell, Jennifer
dc.contributor.advisor Nassauer, Joan
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-18T15:43:36Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en
dc.date.available 2007-04-18T15:43:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-30
dc.date.submitted 2007-04
dc.identifier 132 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/50481
dc.description.abstract Our project addresses social, economic, and ecological factors on a former automotive manufacturing site in downtown Flint, along the banks of the concrete channelized Flint River, where 130 acres of contaminated vacant lots perpetuate a dead zone at the heart of a formerly vibrant city. Using a normative scenarios approach and through participation with community stakeholders, two scenarios were developed for the site, based on different assumptions about development pressures, site contamination, remediation strategies, ecological improvements, and circulation patterns. Each of the two scenarios led to two, phased alternative futures looking out to 2040. Scenario 1, Flint’s Urban Riverfront, develops the site in ten years through a holistic remediation strategy to allow for quicker and more development of the site, in response to Flint’s assumed growth, creating a revitalized urban corridor focused on an ecologically-improved riverfront. Scenario 2, Flint River State Park, utilizes phytoremediation to clean the site over a twenty five year period of time, assuming Flint stabilizes, and later transitions into a State Park focused on ecological restoration and recreational amenity. Our alternative futures focus on ecological restoration of the Flint River, connecting open space and habitat nodes, brownfield remediation, sustainable stormwater management, mixed-use redevelopment, and the application of Low Impact Development practices on a contaminated site. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Brownfield Redevelopment en
dc.subject Flint's Riverfront en
dc.subject.other Ecological Restoration of Flint River en
dc.title Flint Futures: Alternative Futures for Brownfield Redevelopment in Flint, MI en
dc.type Project en
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master of Landscape Architecture en
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline School of Natural Resources and Environment en
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan en
dc.contributor.committeemember N/A, N/A
dc.identifier.uniqname ermarsha en
dc.identifier.uniqname rebekahv en
dc.identifier.uniqname dlaclerg en
dc.identifier.uniqname jamaliad en
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/50481/1/FlintFutures.pdf en_US
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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