Group Capstone Project (UP 7700)

The groups capstone (UP 7700) provides students—as they approach the end of their studies—with an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they acquired in the Master of Urban Planning Program to complete a real-world project for a real-world client.

The course organizes students into a planning consulting firm. This “firm” has a contract with the client and they work with an agreed scope of services to prepare product(s) that satisfy predetermined outcomes and deadlines of the client.

Recent capstone projects included an economic development strategy for the Sinai-Grace Guild Community Development Corporation; preparing recommendations for Focus: Hope Village Initiative to prepare for the Joe Louis Greenway that will pass through its community and how to enhance sustainability in the neighborhood; reimagining Warren Avenue in West Dearborn; plans for harnessing the economic, social, and cultural assets of the Rouge River in Dearborn; plans for the redevelopment of the Hazel Park Raceway; and the creation of new streetscapes in Clawson.

Students typically present the project at public meetings. Recent project reports are provided below. 

Those interested in becoming a client of the Urban Planning Masters graduating class can receive more infomration here.

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2018

Northwest Detroit: Open for Business

 

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2017

HOPE Village: Inner Circle Greenway and Eco-D Plan

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2016

Warren Avenue: Vision Plan and Economic Development Strategy

 

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2016

rediscovering the rouge

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2015

Community Development Through a Walkable & Livable Clawson, Michigan: Corridor Plans for: Rochester Road North Main Street

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2014

John R Corridor Plan

Nine Mile Roadway Plan

Hazel Park Raceway Plan

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2013

Going Green for Growth: Economic Development Strategies for Joy-Southfield Community Development Corporation

  

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2012

Commercial Land Inventory - City Study of Detroit

Disclaimer: Wayne State University and the City of Detroit share the data from the 2012 DUSP Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project as a public service and no guarantees or certifications, expressed or implied, are provided regarding the accuracy or completeness of information herein, its use, or its interpretation. Wayne State University and the City of Detroit assume no liability arising from the use of any data on this site. The user of this information assumes all liability for their dependence on this information and assumes responsibility for the information.

This information was derived from data compiled by numerous sources including the City of Detroit, but the commercial inventory data were compiled by students from the Wayne State University 2012 DUSP Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project, the Detroit Commercial Land Inventory Study (Detroit CLICS).

  

Master of Urban Planning Capstone Project - 2011


Conceptualizing Woodbrige: Planning Recommendations

 

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