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Detroit Community Partnership Center (CPC)


The University of Michigan, in collaboration with Wayne State University, Michigan State University and a number of Detroit community-based organizations, created the Detroit Community Partnership Center (CPC) in 1995. The Center is managed, at UM, by the Urban & Regional Planning Program in the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning. Within CPC, UM has partnered with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative, numerous community-based organizations in the city, the Detroit Planning and Development Department, and other city agencies to develop creative approaches to neighborhood development. Under the partnership, UM student-faculty teams work on specific projects identified by community partners. Team members have come from a number of the professional graduate programs at UM including the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning, the School of Natural Resources and Environment, the Ford School of Public Policy, the School of Social Work and the Law School’s community and economic development clinic. Recent projects have included: A resident’s guide to addressing neighborhood blight. A plan for a financially and administratively sustainable parks and greenways system in Detroit. A plan for citizens’ participation under the new charter of the City of Detroit. A plan for ways the Wayne County Treasurer can realize more revenues and can protect neighborhoods in the auctioning of tax foreclosed property. A plan for reforming Detroit’s CDBG subrecipient system.

Contact Information

Professor Margaret Dewar

Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
University of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069

Phone: (734) 763-2528
E-mail: medewar@umich.edu

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Sponsoring Service Unit(s)

Architecture & Urban Planning

Sponsoring Department(s)

Urban and Regional Planning Program

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Subject Area(s)

Architecture & Urban / Regional Planning, Business & Industry, Community Assistance, Environmental, Law & Public Policy, Social Services