Water as a Commons – The Nature of Cities Highlight

Posted on August 8, 2016 by

“For a state surrounded by fresh water, Michigan, in the northern United States, certainly has had its share of water woes lately. Michigan’s water has always been our crowning glory; from our geography to our automobile license plates, the Great Lakes define us. As we hit the height of summer, you can hear the State’s “Pure Michigan” advertising campaign everywhere as it beckons visitors to the mitten-shaped state surrounded by five immense, freshwater lakes.

Unfortunately, on most days…”

Keep reading here: on The Nature of Cities this detailed account of cities in a state surrounded by fresh water and their citizens struggle for clean, available water to drink.


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West Grand Boulevard Collaborative, & Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.