Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit

Date: September 13, 2016 - September 16, 2016
Location: Wayne State University 495 W Ferry Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Join an interdisciplinary meeting in Detroit Sept. 13-16, 2016 to discuss the role of historic preservation in revitalizing America’s legacy cities, where long-term population loss and economic decline present significant challenges for the future of the urban built environment. Detroit, a true Legacy City that is rebuilding after years of disinvestment, will provide the perfect setting and context in which to raise these questions.

The 2016 Dialogue in Detroit Conference is presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wayne State University; and is co-sponsored by the MSU Land Policy Institute and the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

Preservationists, community developers, economic developers, urban planners, urban policymakers, urban designers, and others are invited to cross-collaborate, share ideas, and devise solutions with the goals of launching a more integrated approach to planning for the future of Legacy Cities, bringing historic preservation into urban policymaking and crafting a 21st century preservation profession that is responsive to the needs and conditions of Legacy Cities.

Visit the Dialogue in Detroit website for more info. Registration is now open.