As a follow up to the DD 139 show, SHL leadership will offer a review of their work in Detroit and around the world. Free and open to the public.
Join a discussion with leaders from the City's Planning and Development Department as they define the process, strategy, and current implementation for three neighborhood strategies in Islandview/Villages, NW/Grand River Corridor and Rosa Parks-Clairmount. This panel will feature Deputy Director Janet Attarian, and Design Directors (Esther Yang, R. Steven Lewis, and Dave Walker).
Join a lively panel discussion exploring the future of Detroit's retail corridors and how to ease their revitalization through innovative zoning and land uses -- and stay for refreshments. Meet the three ambitious, multidisciplinary planning and design teams -- Farr Associates, Laavu, and SmithGroup JJR -- selected by the Planning Department to examine the City of Detroit’s land-use regulations and re-image them as a means to reactivating commercial corridors and promoting economic development. This panel discussion highlights the process and lessons from lightening red tape -- the "Pink Zoning" project -- funded by the Knight Foundation. Come hear how the City plans to use these lessons to encourage the development of targeted commercial corridors through zoning changes, including such options as streamlining approval processes and introducing basic design standards.
Learn about the collaboration between Taubman College Master of Architecture students at the University of Michigan and the City of Detroit that researched and proposed innovative housing options for neighborhoods throughout the city.
This walking tour will travel Detroit's Main Street: Woodward Avenue. We will also walk over to Capitol Park to discuss the new construction and restoration work under way there.
Historic Panel Discussion (Public Event)
Explore Detroit's neighborhoods during a free guided tour from 12-4pm, followed by a 6-8pm reception with Detroit's neighborhood leaders and community groups. Reserve your free spot at the reception here.