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UNESCO Cities of Design, CAN Art Handworks, Fort-Rouge Gateway (FRoG) Partnership


CAN Art Handworks is a business and social enterprise making a difference in Detroit. For more than five years, a group of community, nonprofit and industry stakeholders calling themselves the Fort-Rouge Gateway (or FRoG) Partnership have been planning a new park at the junction of Fort Street Bridge and Oakwood in Southwest Detroit. Both are members of the Detroit Design Core/UNESCO Cities of Design Network.


Designing Sustainable Cities: Book release and panel discussion

The book Designing Sustainable Cities: Manageable Approaches to Make Urban Spaces Better (Verlag Birkhäuser, 2020) edited by Sigrid Bürstmayr and Karl Stocker (both Institute of Design & Communication, FH Joanneum – University of Applied Sciences Graz) issues an appeal for design “as a means to improve, repair and save the world.” This event celebrates the publication of the book, which includes a chapter focused on “Inclusive Design in Contemporary Detroit”, written by Paul Draus. A panel discussion with Carlos Nielbock, whose work is prominently featured in the book, Maria Luisa Rossi from CCS, and representatives of other sustainable design projects, will follow a virtual introduction of the book by the editors from Graz, Austria.

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Thursday, Sep. 3rd


2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Outdoor, Virtual

CAN Art Handworks 2264 Wilkins St Detroit, MI 48207

Category: Talk

Topics: Policy & Education, Sustainability, Urban Planning & Landscape Architecture

Type: Outdoor, Virtual