American Institute of Architects

Symposiums and Exhibits To Highlight Themes of Transportation, Urban Centers and Urban Agriculture

The American Institute of Architects Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee (AIA-UPC) announced that it is hosting a series of exhibits and discussions focusing on transportation, urban centers and urban agriculture at the Detroit Public Library.

Called “Detroit By Design” and sponsored by the AIA National office in Washington, D.C., this three-month event seeks to assist the city with its efforts to reorganize by helping with the Detroit Works Project (DWP) while bringing together architects, community and business leaders, public officials, allied professionals and other key stakeholders in the region.

In each of the three symposiums in April (Transportation), May (Urban Centers) and June (Urban Agriculture), participants will discuss the specific theme as it relates to the Detroit’s current status, its historic efforts, and the Detroit Works Project. Through this collaborative public event, the UPC, a group of volunteer architects, seeks to bring design awareness to the communities and promote sustainable communities in the city and region through collaboration.

All exhibits and symposiums are free and open to public (except architects’ seeking continuing education credits). For more information, please contact the AIA UPC at UPC@aiadetroit.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or go to AIA Detroit. You also can catch up with the latest activities at the UPC blog or on facebook.

Urban Agriculture + Landscape Symposium and Exhibit

Exhibit: Adam Strohm Hall

Symposium: Wednesday, June 22nd


1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Community Workshop (Explorer’s Conference Room) Speakers will discuss the role of urban agriculture and landscape in the design and planning of sustainable communities and regions. Participants will bring a larger view of urban landscape that includes urban agriculture to the discussion. We seek to broaden the discussion of urban agriculture to include productive landscapes of various types that may provide alternative ways to address Detroit’s vacant land. Participants will discuss the projects in the Urban Agriculture exhibit, as they pertain to Detroit. The attendees will discuss key lessons, and explore how they can be beneficial to the City and the Detroit Works Project (DWP). The workshop will be moderated by the Urban Priorities Committee (UPC) members and Marja Winters.

Moderator: Marja Winters: Co-Project Director, Detroit Works Project / Deputy Director, Planning & Development Department,

Participants:
Andre L. Brumfield, Principal, Director of Urban Design + Planning, AECOM, Chicago
Dr. MaryCarol Hunter, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Jeff Klein, Classic Landscape, LTD., Detroit
Edwin Marty, Executive Director of the Hampstead Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Chris Reed, Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Adjunct Assoc. Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Stephen Vogel, FAIA, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy
John Wisniewski, Penrose Gardens, Detroit
Gary Wozniak, Chief Development Officer, SHAR Foundation, Inc./RecoveryPark

5:00 PM - 5:50 PM Keynote Address (Friends Auditorium)

Edwin Marty, Executive Director of the Hampstead Institute, Birmingham, Alabama

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Panel Discussion (Friends Auditorium)

Panelists will have a discussion on the outcomes of the community workshop and the keynote presentation, explore how the City and the DWP can benefit from the ideas and proposals generated from the afternoon sessions, make recommendations for Detroit, and wrap up the Urban Agriculture + Landscape symposium.

Moderator: Marja Winters: Co-Project Director, Detroit Works Project / Deputy Director, Planning & Development Department,

Panelists:
Andre L. Brumfield, Principal, Director of Urban Design + Planning, AECOM, Chicago
Dr. MaryCarol Hunter, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Jeff Klein, Classic Landscape, Ltd.
Edwin Marty, Executive Director of the Hampstead Institute, Birmingham, Alabama
Chris Reed, Principal, Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Stephen Vogel, FAIA, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Detroit Mercy
John Wisniewski, Penrose Gardens, Detroit
Gary Wozniak, Chief Development Officer, SHAR Foundation, Inc.

The event is free and open to the public. For architects that wish to receive AIA Continuing Education credits there is a $25 fee and a total of 5 HSW Credits available for the day. (3 credits for Community Workshop, 1 credit each for Keynote Address and Panel Discussion)

All events will take place at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202

For more information, please visit our website at www.aiadetroit.com or send email to UPC@aiadetroit.com
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