Sustainability in HOPE Village
September 21, 2017
Did you know HOPEVillage is one of the first two Eco-D's in the city of Detroit? Eco-D is a collaborative backbone organization offering structure and process to support the creation of sustainable neighborhood development throughout the city of Detroit. Watch and learn more about what's happening in our Hope Village.
West Village Energy Data Collection by Nathan Jenkins
August 23, 2017
As one of the initiatives of the West Village Eco-D, we are aiming to find ways in reducing energy consumption and ultimately reducing the neighborhoods carbon footprint. This is an effort that we have been collaborating on for some time and are excited to launch today. As a way to start testing and moving forward, we are looking for volunteers to participate in our survey described below. If you would not like to participate in the survey or are unable to, we are looking for individuals to assist in the data process and collection.
If you are interested, please see the attached document to better understand the goals and plans for the neighborhood revolving around energy. Once completed reading the document, click here to launch the web application where you can fill in your household information
Eco-D Presents at 2017 Building Michigan Communities Conference
May 02, 2017
Over two dozen attendees joined the conversation about sustainable neighborhoods. Eco-D and partners presented "Eco-D: Establishing EcoDistricts in Detroit" as part of the Vibrant Communities Track of BMCC in Lansing. The panel was Allison Harris (EcoWorks), Khalil Ligon (Vista Vantage), Judith Williams (Focus: HOPE and the HOPE Village Initiative), and Vassilis Jacobs (West Village).
Three Architecture Students are Turning an Abandoned Home into an Energy-Efficient Model for the Community
April 11, 2017
Eco-D and Hope Village welcome Motown Movement and their work to the neighborhood... Students from the Netherlands are on a mission to fight climate change, and they plan to do so by rehabbing a blighted, vacant home in the heart of the city.
Winners Announced for Ford's Community-based Go Detroit Challenge Showcase Mobility Solutions for the City
April 04, 2017
More than 1,000 challenge participants generated more than 160 ideas to address people’s transportation-related needs in Detroit. Social entrepreneur finalists, CARAVAN , takes second place. CARAVAN partnered with HOPE Village to study transportation and equity. CARAVAN and Eco-D convened EcoDistrict stakeholders to discuss mobility in the city.
A First Look at the Garland Building Redevelopment in West Village
December 16, 2016
Exciting things are happening! A development is happening in West Village bringing retail space along Kercheval just east of Van Dyke. West Village will have a new pedestrian friendly green alley running between Van Dyke and Parker immediately behind the development.
HOPE Village is an Eco-D
July 01, 2016
Learn about the HOPE Village Initiative, designed to radically change the odds of success for children and families in the neighborhoods immediately surrounding the campus of Focus HOPE. Find out how they view their commitment to equity, resilience and climate protection as an integral part of a thriving community. Explore the many cutting edge projects that are already underway.
Green Housing in West Village
June 27, 2016
Explore how Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic have introduced greener improvements to their home in West Village! From using an upcycled toilet to house plants, a carport with a solar powered charging station, rooftop solar panels, and bins for recycling and compost, the couple have shown that there is a way to go green for everyone!
Eco-D Names the 1st Official EcoDistricts in Detroit!
May 09, 2016
Read the article that announces the designation of West Village and HOPE Village as EcoDistricts! The article goes into detail describing what becoming an EcoDistrict entails and Eco-D's guiding principles that will accomplish EcoDistrict goals.
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