Michigan, USA

Urban Collaboratory researchers are working with Ypsilanti stakeholders to improve social and water resources in the community.

About Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti Michigan, home to Eastern Michigan University, sits just a few miles east of Ann Arbor in Southeast Michigan.

The Urban Collaboratory is involved in several projects in Ypsilanti. As Ann Arbor’s neighbor, Ypsilanti (often called “Ypsi” for short) is connected to Ann Arbor by the Huron River, which flows through both cities as well as by a shared transit authority (“The Ride”) and a major interstate (I-94).

  • Population: 21,018
  • Area: 4.33 square miles
  • Median Household Income: $33,055
  • Poverty Rate: 31.3%

"Ypsilanti Township's residents are strong and proud. And we have so many residents who have lived here for 40, 50, 60 years...their entire lives, really. It is so exciting to partner with the Urban Collaboratory because they're developing this intuitive technology that will help our strong, proud elder residents to continue to live on their own...Through this technology, they can still get the help and support that they need. They can be connected in a way that maintains their mobility and more importantly, their independence. It really is ground breaking and exciting. We're happy that our residents get to be a part of it."

Brenda Stumbo

Ypsilanti Township Supervisor

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