Translating science into social innovation
CARSS Celebrates Detroit-Based Partners at the DIA!
On the evening of May 22nd, every seat in the Crystal Gallery room was filled, as partners, participants, and community and business leaders came to the Detroit Institute of Arts to learn more about CARSS Detroit-based projects. Representatives from each CARSS-sponsored team gave presentations about their progress and answered audience questions....Read more
Addressing Trauma in the Democratic Republic Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced multiple devastating wars and conflicts during its post-colonial era, with an estimated 5 million conflicted-related deaths in the past decade. Eastern DRC is now classified as the global region suffering the most sustained burden of internecine warfare, with extraordinary high rates of sexual violence towards women....Read more
CARSS research helping reshape Detroit
University of Michigan urban planning professor Margaret Dewar added insight to an Oct. 23 Reuters article on the work community organizations are doing to help revitalize parts of Detroit. Dewar has worked with community groups in Detroit to fight blight in neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosures. She also leads a CARSS sponsored project to evaluate those efforts, one of five current CARSS projects based in Detroit. The others take on issues that include health, urban planning, education, workforce development and poverty.
- Plan for a Healthy Detroit: Uses health impact assessments to inform city planning.
- Detroit Youth Enterprise: Steers homeless teens toward safer paths to self sufficiency.
- Driving Detroit Forward with Data: Helps decision-makers use the resources of Data Driven Detroit.
- Community College Success: Helps community college students stay in school and connect with employers in high demand fields.