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Every parcel slated for development comes with a host of environmental considerations, from stormwater control to cleanup of soil contamination.  Two of the considerations most hotly debated in the Ann Arbor area are greenspace and density.  In this month’s “Green Room” segment we look at the question, “How does density impact our quality of life, and the health of our environment?”  


Ann Arbor residents in November will vote on a renewal of the Parks Maintenance and Capitol Improvement millage. But, a measure supporters contend would have strengthened protections for city-owned parkland failed to win enough support to make the fall ballot. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

WEMU's David Fair  talks with Will Hathaway about the ongoing discussions of how best to use the land above Ann Arbor's new, underground parking structure. Hathaway is a member of the "Library Green Conservancy"