The Detroit District Council of the Urban Land Institute is honoring Edsel B. Ford II and Compuware's Peter Karmanos for their contributions toward the development of Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit.
The business leaders on Nov. 11 will be given the group's inaugural Placemaker Award and recognized for helping revitalize the city. New York City Planning Commissioner Amanda M. Burden will present the award.
The Placemaker Award aims honor those who have made a positive impact on quality of life through land use. The park opened in 2004.
Ford is the great-grandson of Ford Motor Co. founder Henry Ford. Karmanos is the chairman and CEO of software and services company Compuware Corp., which is headquartered across the street from the park.