As North American cities work through the long-term implications of globalization, disinvestment, and post-recession revitalization, affordable housing and community resilience are essential, but often elusive elements of urban life. In its inclusive vision of “A City for All,” Detroit’s unprecedented multi-pronged approach to housing and neighborhood preservation and development offers lessons relevant to both rapidly growing and Rust Belt cities looking to preserve existing housing stock and spark new development.
Re: Housing: Detroit, a symposium held in Detroit and Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, will convene innovators and researchers across the academy, real estate, architecture, planning, housing advocacy, and the city of Detroit in pursuit of real solutions to Detroit’s “Missing Middle” density housing. Architects and developers working on current projects in Detroit will meet together with others working on similar projects in the US and internationally in the context of the Detroit’s Month of Design and biennial exhibition “Detroit Design 139.” Through panels focused on urban density, domestic arrangements, and development protocols, they will exchange current research and contemporary projects that address the design of inclusive, affordable, medium-density housing.
The symposium is part of a five-year collaboration between the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department and Taubman College, University of Michigan.
The events are free and open to the public, but we ask that you register below.
Friday symposium will also be available via live stream. Please register above to receive the live stream link when it becomes available. NOTE: DO NOT REGISTER ON THE AIAHV SITE- IT WILL NOT GO TO U OF M - USE THE LINK ABOVE
Friday, September 13, 2019
(Location: Art + Architecture Building, Ann Arbor)
8:30 AM Breakfast and Check-in
9:00 AM Welcome
Sharon Haar, U-M Taubman College
9:30 AM Panel 1: Reinhabiting the City Through Density
(AIA Course Number RHD1)
Julie Eizenberg, Koning Eizenberg
Matthew Lasner, Hunter College
Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, Independent Consultant, Fund for Public Housing
Respondent: Robert Fishman, U-M Taubman College
11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM Panel 2: Pro Forma & Protocols
(AIA Course Number RHD2)
Angie Brooks, FAIA, Brooks + Scarpa
Jonathan Tate, OJT
Marc Norman, U-M Taubman College
12:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM Detroit Interlude
(AIA Course Number RHD4)
Abir Ali, The Platform
Maurice Cox, City of Detroit
Antonio Fiol-Silva, SITIO
Elizabeth Whittaker, Merge Architects
Lars Graebner, U-M Taubman College / VolumeOne
2:45 PM Break
3:00 PM Panel 3: New Domesticities
(AIA Course Number RHD3)
Eunice Seng, The University of Hong Kong / SKEW Collaborative
Ignacio Galán, Barnard College
Anna Puigjaner, MAIO / Columbia GSAPP
Respondent: Matiss Groskaufmanis, U-M Taubman College
4:30 PM Wrap Up
5:00 PM Closing Reception
The symposium on Friday, September 13 is eligible for 5.5 Hours AICP CM Credits and AIA LU/HSW credits. AIA Provider #60114128.
THANKS TO SHARON HAAR, AIAHV BOARD MEMBER, FOR ORGANIZING THIS EVENT!