She can feel like an all-chef/no-cook kitchen, but Ann Arbor wears her heart on her sleeve: you never have to guess what she’s thinking. She speaks her mind and she takes her passions seriously. As a town founded in the wilderness, named after its hallmark greenery, Ann Arbor has a long tradition of dedicated service to the environment. Its recycling program is one of the most progressive in the country, its public transport is anchored on sustainable fuels, and it’s even home to a unique community festival celebrating the pursuit of net-zero-resource use in homes and communities. The Ecology Center, then, is arguably one of Ann Arbor’s most central institutions.
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Architectstasy is a resource for the current, past, and projected built environments of Ann Arbor, SE Michigan, the U.S., and occasionally the world. Jessica A.S. Letaw and invited critics present critical readings of the city's trajectories that are situated within architectural discourse as well as news that is pertinent to residents and citizens.