Healthy Neighborhoods for a Healthy Detroit

Location Detroit Michigan
Organization Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center

Detroit Community-Academic Urban Research Center conducted a health impact assessment to inform the Detroit Future City’s Strategic Framework, a plan to guide land use planning for the city.

The HIA addressed the potential impact on high-vacancy neighborhoods of the framework’s proposals for public lighting and blight removal. The report presented evidence-based recommendations to minimize risks and maximize benefits for health, including adopting responsible demolition standards, producing and preserving affordable housing and protections for homeowners and renters, and requiring that large-scale development proposals feature plans and resources to promote healthy neighborhoods and equity.

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Decision makers at all levels are using the fast-growing field of HIA to take health into account when making decisions in a broad range of sectors, including agriculture, education, energy and budgeting, in all types of locations--rural, suburban, and urban, local, regional or statewide. Learn more about the information sources that were used to develop this page.

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At A Glance
  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2015, October
  • Decision-Level Local
  • Sector Built Environment
  • Organization Type Nonprofit