Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village Visits MSU to Hear Design Presentations

On November 27th, Maryum Rasool and Saadia Shah made a trip from Flint, Michigan to Michigan State University in East Lansing to hear presentations from Dr. Jon Burley’s Landscape Design class. Teams of students presented their visions for possible green roof designs for the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) in North Flint. “The brainstorms, concepts, drawings and models were wonderful to see,” said Saadia Shah. The models (as seen in the photos below), will be transported to SBEV for use in future community workshops to inspire conversations around environmentally conscious building improvements. The team at SBEV wants the community to drive the vision of the roof and see themselves in the final design.

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