Great Lakes governance reform for place-based regeneration of the natural and built environment

Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN)




Great Lakes governance reform for place-based regeneration of the natural and built environment

Project Description:

Restorative development involves renewing or reusing the health, beauty, quantity, and functionality of natural, built and socio-economic assets, to enhance their value without depleting or destroying other assets of long-lasting or irreplaceable quality. It is central to sustaining a revitalized Great Lakes basin ecosystem. It is the process by which built and natural environments are either brought back to life, or under-performing ones are revitalized for improved eco-system service performance and a better quality of life. This project will develop and deliver new governance models that enable the concepts of revitalization to lead to implementation resulting in communities that contribute to achieving sustainable, economic, social and environmental well being in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region.

Researchers:

Gail Krantzberg, Bill Humber, & Velma Grover

Partners:

Carolyn O`Neill, Ontario Ministry of Environment; Sandra George, Environment Canada; and Don Scavia, University of Michigan

Graduate Students:

Savitri Jetoo, & Huijing (Wennie) Xu