Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. David Lemberg
Dr. Benjamin Ofori-Amoah
Dr. Chansheng He
Detroit, vacant land, retention basin, mathematical programming, location allocation
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The principal objective of this research is to develop a location-allocation model for vacant lots in the City of Detroit, MI, to analyze for the suitability of retention basin placement. The model will place the retention basins in areas that will effectively reduce the amount of stormwater runoff that reaches the surrounding storm drains. Detroit needs stormwater mitigation to relieve the burden that is currently on the outdated combined sewer system (CSS). The Detroit Future City strategic framework suggests the use of blue infrastructure controls to alleviate the sewer system and reduce the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs). The location-allocation model selects where a component of blue infrastructure, or more specifically retention basins, will be most effective removing stormwater on the surplus of vacant properties throughout the city.
Chapman, Keith, "A Location Allocation Model for Retention Basin Placement on Vacant Land in Detroit, MI" (2016). Masters Theses. 770.