Flooding and severe storms are one of the biggest worries for municipalities throughout the U.S. as they prepare for the effects of climate change. In Detroit, getting ready for changing weather patterns has prompted a creative new way to use the city’s vacant lots, most of them left from demolished homes.
Through a joint project with the University of Michigan, Wayne State, Michigan Sea Grant, city leaders in Detroit and support from residents, an innovative way to deal with storm water is flourishing.
Great Lakes Bureau shows you the “Secret Gardens” that are cropping up all over the city and changing communities for the better. This segment is part of an ongoing public media reporting initiative called “Peril and Promise,” telling the human stories and solutions of climate change. It airs February 28th on “SciTech Now” anchored by PBS’s Hari Sreenivasan on Detroit Public Television at 11pm ET.