EIJ Article by Sudha Maheshwari, (Sanborn) and Ann Burns and Amy Mangus, of Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

From smart data-collection planning to effective analysis and implementation, regional planners in Southeast Michigan are enabling urban sustainability and green infrastructure.

Urban sustainability involves a plethora of important issues confronting urban managers and planners, from climate change and air and water quality to stormwater management, flooding and many other interrelated social and environmental issues. Such issues force decision makers to balance the economic, environmental and societal outcomes of any action.

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