John Hantz

Urban Nutrient

Can John Hantz’s tree farm in Detroit be a model for turning around struggling neighborhoods?
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Regarding the Right to Water

Protests were held in Detroit on Friday to challenge the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s recent shut-off initiative. The United Nations has published a number of statements regarding residents’ “the right to water.”
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Detroit Water and the United Nations

Now this is a black eye that the city of Detroit does not need. As regular readers know, I suspected that the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department would become a “hot potato” in the city’s reorganization efforts.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Supreme Court Decides CTS Corp. vs. Waldburger

States' Statutes of limitations comes under question.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Climate Change and Infrastructure

As we rebuild our state’s infrastructure, we need to think about doing it right the first time.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Climate Change: Don’t Put All Your Bananas in One Basket

The best method to adapt and become resilient to climate change is to diversify.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

With Great Technology Comes Great Upheaval

We’ve all seen how the Internet has changed certain businesses.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Why Not a Regional Water System?

The current system needs infrastructure upgrades which are likely to be very expensive.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

Detroit Water Dept. Must Reorganize to Survive

Did you ever think about where your water comes from and what may be in it? I have a good friend who never thought about the fact that there was a finite amount of water and that certainly some of what came out of his tap had, at some point (possibly in the distant past), likely passed through someone else’s bladder. What that means is that proper treatment of wastewater may have a serious impact on drinking water quality and public health.
Arthur Siegal Teaser

What Lies Ahead for Michigan Brownfields?

More aggressive liability and environmental laws are moving redevelopments forward.