Ann Arbor

Michigan, USA

The Urban Collaboratory’s work in Ann Arbor largely focuses on water issues.

About Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, home to the University of Michigan’s largest campus, is located in Southeast Michigan, just a few miles from Ypsilanti, Michigan, and about a 40-minute drive to Detroit.

The proximity to the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus allows for researchers at the University of Michigan to engage in the very communities where they live, work, and play. The Huron River runs through Ann Arbor’s center, providing opportunities for residents and visitors alike to swim, fish, float, and enjoy the water. However, the proximity of the city to the river also comes with its challenges. The Urban Collaboratory is involved in several projects in the Ann Arbor area, primarily focused on water issues.

  • Population: 120,782
  • Area: 27.83 square miles
  • Median Household Income: $57,697
  • Poverty Rate: 23.4%

“This project exemplifies the types of partnerships that the City seeks with research organizations such as the University of Michigan. We are able to leverage the knowledge and experience of our University partners to explore an emerging issue with results that benefit both the water community as a whole and our customers.”

Brian Steglitz, Manager

Water Treatment Services at City of Ann Arbor

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