Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative: Trends and Case Studies in North America and Western Europe

May 1, 2019

Around the world, communities are finding innovative and exciting ways to repurpose vacant industrial properties for new uses to spur new growth and revitalization.  This document, prepared by the SmithGroup for Detroit Future City, highlights examples of industrial adaptive reuse in North America and Western Europe that leverage vacant industrial facilities to create dynamic spaces that support economic development, food production, research, and arts and cultural uses.

Case study projects are presented at three scales: the individual site, the industrial district and the city-wide or regional system.

Read the full report here.