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Detroit: UNESCO-Designated City of Design Panel Discussion

October 18, 2016
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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The Beacon @ One Woodward
One Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226



Last year, Detroit became the first American city to be named a UNESCO City of Design—an honor that recognizes a city’s design legacy and commitment to promote cultural and creative industries. Detroit joins 116 cities in 54 countries as part of UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. 

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations with a declared purpose to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter.

Join us as we engage local design and economic development leaders in understanding the significance of Detroit being designated a design city by UNESCO and what it means for A/E/C professionals.

As we experience the splendor of the city of Detroit on a daily basis, it comes as no surprise that the world has taken an interest in our great city. 

Don't miss out on what is sure to be an exciting and informative panel discussion.

dittmer  Melissa Dittmer
  Director of Architecture + Design
  Bedrock Detroit




  Olga Stella
  Executive Director
  Detroit Creative Corridor 




  Abir Ali
  Detroit Architecture Pilot 




  R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMAC
  Urban Design Director,
    Detroit’s Central Region
  City of Detroit Planning and Development 




  Robert Elmes
  Founder/Executive Director
  Galapagos Art Space 



#engage #discuss #design #detroitcityofdesign #smpsmichigan



FREE parking will be available at One Detroit Center parking garage on Larned Street.  You will need to scan a credit card at the garage. A QR code slip will be provided to you at the reception desk when you pick up your name badge with instructions for exiting the garage.


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$55.00 SMPS Member Registration

$95.00 Non-Member

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