Environment and Climate Policy Mapping

January 2020 - April 2020

Summary

Students supported the development of a Climate Health Agenda for the eastside of Detroit through policy research, working with government departments at various levels, and utilization of project management skills.

 

Community partner

Eastside Community Network

Students

Julia Scavnicky (BA ‘ 21) and Rebecca Copeland (MPH/MPP ‘21)

Project overview

Eastside Community Network (ECN) looks to understand the intersections of climate change, health, and equity as they occur in each of the 11 neighborhoods in the Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) area. The Eastside Community Network has been spearheading community development on Detroit's east side for more than 30 years working with residents and partners to drive lasting, positive change in their neighborhoods and communities. 

Students supported the development of a Climate Health Agenda for the eastside of Detroit through policy research, working with government departments at various levels, and utilization of project management skills. The Agenda identifies relevant and practical resources to provide solutions for community goals