Detroit faces special challenges in creating a more equitable economy, Elizabeth Luther said. Following the post-World War II boom, Detroit experienced some of the most devastating business disinvestment and population loss of any city in the country.
March 28, 2022
The public forum convenes artists, architects, urbanists, activists and thinkers from around the world to evaluate and discuss ways to meaningfully intervene. It showcases work that equitably addresses social problems, especially in places where design is traditionally unavailable or inaccessible.
March 25, 2022
To help emerging architects develop the technical skills and realistic experience they will need in actual practice, Hansen and Gräbner work each fall with students in Taubman College’s Systems Studio.
March 17, 2022
María Arquero de Alarcón is interested in bringing design and planning capacities to under-resourced communities that are typically overlooked by mainstream professional practice.
February 28, 2022
Urban Tech Prototype Grant awardees to explore air quality, monetizing geolocation data, and intergenerational storytelling
The grant program is the latest example of Taubman College’s leadership in the burgeoning field of urban technology. Taubman College launched a new Bachelor of Science in Urban Technology that welcomed its first cohort of students in January 2022.
February 25, 2022
Taubman College is excited to announce the inaugural recipients of Pressing Matters grants. The new research incentive funding program will support work that advances the state of knowledge and/or practice…
February 23, 2022
Led by María Arquero de Alarcón, associate professor of architecture and urban and regional planning, students explored Wahnabezee — or Belle Isle, as the island park is known today — through oral and written histories, archival material, maps, photographs, and site visits to gain a multi-layered reading of the island and its hidden stories.
September 22, 2021
Inspired by Nuit Blanche arts festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY is a spectacular outdoor visual light and art celebration that takes place in Detroit’s cultural center and DTE’s Beacon Park Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight.
September 20, 2021
Detroit, like many cities, is in great need of housing that’s both accessible and appropriate for its residents — especially the 40 percent of Black Detroiters who don’t have access to a car.