The CEDC's work supports several organizations involved in food security and food justice, and working toward sustainable food systems that are ecologically sound. This work has included:
The CEDC represents organizations working with youth. This work includes:
The CEDC provides cutting-edge legal services to enterprises at the forefront of the emerging social and sharing economy, including:
The CEDC represents several organizations that promote arts and media in pursuit of more creative and socially just communities. The CEDC's work for such organizations included:
The CEDC works to provide comprehensive services to its clients by partnering with others in the University of Michigan. An example of this work includes:
Sustainability and the HOPE Village Initiative Integrated Assessment. In partnership with the Graham Institute for Sustainability, the CEDC provided legal services to assist Focus: HOPE with various aspects of the HOPE Village Initiative. We explored options for expanding housing opportunities to help stabilize the community. Our efforts around an abandoned railroad bed transecting the neighborhood helped Focus: HOPE become a key partner on the 26-mile Inner Circle Greenway project. The CEDC's work was part of six research teams from different disciplines across the University of Michigan who provided a wide range of data, plans, and recommendations to Focus: HOPE to support day-to-day activities and decision-making for the Hope Village Initiative.
Read the final report here. Find out more about the Hope Village Initiative here.
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