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January 25, 2022
Author’s Forum on Urbanism is a monthly series featuring authors in an hour-long, interactive discussion of recent publications on urbanism. The series, part of CNU’s On the Park Bench webinar program, takes a deep dive into each author’s insights through the lens of New Urbanism. The focus will be on ideas that are embodied in the book, which advance the understanding of precedents and design strategies to repair and make sustainable urbanism. Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with the authors during the session.
Conrad Kickert, author of Dream City: Creation, Destruction, and Reinvention in Downtown Detroit, looks at historical patterns and how they may impact the future of the Motor City. Dream City traces two centuries of ups and downs in Downtown Detroit, extremely relevant today. Downtown is in the midst of an astonishing rebirth, in contrast to nearby urban fabric—and yet Downtown provides a hopeful path for Detroit in the coming decade. The interviewers on the segment were long-time Detroit urbanists and architects with the design firm Archive DS, Mark Nickita and Dorian Moore.
This webinar is available for 1 CNU-A continuing education credit if viewed live or recorded.