Detroit, MI, November 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Urban agriculture, urban centers and transportation will be the areas of focus when the American Institute of Architects Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee (AIA-UPC) holds a panel discussion from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Nov. 30.
Open to the public at no charge, “Express Detroit” will be hosted on the main campus of the College for Creative Studies in the Walter B. Ford II Building auditorium, 201 E. Kirby in Detroit. Local architects, planners and academicians are among the featured speakers. They will deal with the three topics as they pertain to the city of Detroit. The event, which supports the Detroit Works Project’s initiative towards a sustainable future, also will address what roles the design community can play in the city’s historic efforts in “reorganizing” Detroit.
Architect, urban planner and Dean of Lawrence Tech University’s College of Architecture and Design Glen LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, will moderate the panel discussion. Design professionals from Detroit-based firms ArchiveDS and Hamilton Anderson Associates, McKenna Associates from Northville, and Rossetti of Southfield also will be on the panel.
The goal of this and similar planned events is to bring awareness to the design community, and participation in the planning and design of Detroit. The Nov. 30 panel serves as a prelude to the upcoming AIA-UPC symposia scheduled from March through June 2011. They will focus on this same issue, but from a national perspective, and will include exhibitions for public display.
For more information, visit www.aiadetroit.com.
The goal of the American Institute of Architects Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee (AIA-UPC) is to bring awareness to the design community, and encourage involvement in the planning and design of the city and region toward a sustainable future. Through such activities as interaction with local community stakeholders and city officials, and creation of seminars and other educational events, the AIA-UPC is available to assist the city of Detroit in the historic process of planning and altering the city to achieve a sustainable community design. For more information, visit www.aiadetroit.com.