What is Sustainability?
Sustainability is meeting the needs of our current generations without sacrificing the needs of future generations, through a focus on equity, environment, and economy. Sustainability issues have a direct impact on residents’ daily lives. From better transportation options — including expansion of bus service and improvements to make walking and biking easier — to energy costs, water, air quality, access to healthy and affordable food, open space, and stormwater management. Sustainability touches all aspects of our daily routines and community life.
Office of Sustainability
In 2017, Mayor Duggan created Detroit’s first citywide Office of Sustainability.
The mission of the Office of Sustainability is to facilitate healthy, green, vibrant, and accessible neighborhoods, homes, and businesses for all Detroiters through:
- Collaboration between City departments and agencies;
- Engagement and partnership with residents, businesses and organizations; and,
- Innovation of policies and processes to better serve Detroiters.