Detroit City of Design

18 Finalists Named in Inaugural Commerce Design: Detroit Awards

August 10, 2018

AIA Detroit and Design Core Detroit are thrilled to officially announce the 18 businesses selected as finalists for the first Commerce Design Detroit Awards program. The finalists were selected from a highly competitive group of 37 submissions, representing a broad range of businesses, scales and neighborhoods. The Jury, featuring both local and international design practitioners, will gather in Detroit…

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Gensler Research Institute: Experience Index

July 26, 2018

What makes a space great? And how do you measure human experience? The Gensler Experience IndexSM is the result of a multi-year research effort to identify and quantify the factors of design that impact the human experience. We surveyed more than 4,000 people across the U.S., and spent more than 60 hours in one-on-one ethnographic studies, to…

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A Green Energy Village in Detroit Eastern Market: Establishing a Strategy for Scalability and Integrated Assessment

July 26, 2018

Featured in Graham Sustainability Institute University of Mcigahin Project Team Paul Draus – U-M Dearborn, Behavioral Sciences Juliette Roddy – U-M Dearborn, Health and Human Services Kevin (Hua) Bai – U-M Dearborn, Electrical and Computer Engineering Joshua Newell – U-M School for Environment and Sustainability Dan Carmody – Eastern Market Corporation Lydia Levinson – Eastern…

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Tiffany Brown, Urban Arts Collective

July 26, 2018
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Featured in Architect Magazine By Elizabeth Greenspan “I want to give everything I have learned to girls who are walking my path. I want to make sure they know it’s up to them to advocate for our communities.” Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA, who along with Michael Ford and Eryk Christian co-founded the nonprofit Urban Arts…

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The Seebaldt Pilot honored with two global sustainability awards

July 25, 2018

It Starts At Home and studio[Ci] LLC celebrated two major recognitions for the Seebaldt Pilot, a project funded by the US Department of Energy that is implementing a Net Zero Energy (NZE) district in Detroit/48204 serving Low and Moderate Income (LMI) households. The LafargeHolcim Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland honored the project as a model for sustainable, grassroots development, issuing a Gold…

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XII Annual UNESCO Creative Cities Convening Held in Krakow-Katowice

July 25, 2018

The annual convening of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network brought together 350+ participants, including more than 50 mayors and deputy mayors from across the globe, in Krakow and Katowice, Poland this past June. Twenty five Cities of Design were present and welcomed nine new members and elected new leadership. After serving two years as the Deputy…

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Does Your City Need a Chief Design Officer?

June 15, 2018

From 99U By By Laura Feinstein Tech companies, non-profits, even government agencies all have Chief Design Officers. Could your community benefit from one? (And what exactly would they do?) There’s no disputing design’s growing contribution to the evolution of cities. From ambitious public art projects to the rise of the global “design district,” both private and public sectors…

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Getting to know Geelong, Australia, a new UNESCO City of Design.

June 15, 2018

This past month, Design Core team member Ellie Schneider was invited to attend the official launch of Greater Geelong’s City of Design designation and share about Detroit’s own journey. Read about her experience and the surprising connections between Detroit and Greater Geelong in a piece she wrote for the Geelong Advertiser. Despite being so far…

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Meet Commerce Design: Detroit’s international panel of distinguished jurors

June 15, 2018

A Detroit City of Design project, Commerce Design: Detroit is a new competition raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit (including Highland Park and Hamtramck) within the last 5 years. The…

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Detroit Design Collective invited to participate in “Factory Floor” at Dundee Design Festival

June 10, 2018

In May 2017, Detroit Design Collective was invited to participate in “Factory Floor,” an exhibition exploring the role of small-scale maker/manufacturers in post-industrial cities. Thing Thing members Simon Anton and Rachel Mulder were invited to present their work, lead a workshop, and paint a mural as part of Dundee’s Open Close Dundee street mural project.…

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