Living Cities, a phlianthropic collaborative of 22 of the world's largest foundations, has awarded $17 million to support development along the Woodward Corridor in Detroit. The funds were part of $82 million in awards made to five cities across the country for development of innovative solutions to creating opportunity and economic activity in cities.
In describing the award to Detroit, Living Cities stated that by focusing on the Woodward Corridor, which is home to Detroit's major universities and hospitals, the initiative will create a model for older industrial cities looking to reuse vacant land and expand opportunity.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail