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Transforming Highland Park: Shu Harris builds a vibrant urban oasis

In Highland Park, Michigan, Shu Harris is transforming her neighborhood into Avalon Village, a sustainable community hub.

Amidst abandoned houses and vacant lots, Harris envisions a vibrant village with small businesses, youth programs, and food production.

She’s starting with the Homework House, a renovated space for after-school tutoring.

Nearby, sports courts and the Goddess Marketplace, made from shipping containers, will provide areas for recreation and women’s small businesses.

Supported by a successful Kickstarter campaign and a $100,000 donation from musician Alex Ebert, Avalon Village will also feature green infrastructure like solar streetlights.

Harris, inspired by the memory of her late son, Jakobi, is dedicated to …

Source video: Click On Detroit | Local 4 | WDIV on YouTube

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