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Thursday, April 2 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
A Tale of Two Cities: Changing Markets, Metrics, Methods (and Mindsets) in Memphis and Detroit

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Memphis and Detroit share similar stories.  Both once capitals of wealth, production and distribution, today they epitomize industrial decay – deterioration of infrastructures; erosion of capital; and chronic underinvestment in (and decline of) community well-being. However this is not how their stories end. In both, emergent champions are coming together to create new chapters - revealing lessons of hope, inspiration and potential. This visual and candid session will compare strategies and tactics for community-driven transformation currently being realized in Memphis and Detroit - exploring emerging models, metrics, methods, and mindsets for regenerating exchange, valuation, and agency across scales.

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Jennifer Cutbill

Designer, DIALOG
Jennifer is an intern architect at DIALOG, and was co-design lead for the Sears Crosstown Project. She is also co-chair of the Advocacy Committee of the Metro Vancouver chapter of Architecture Canada; founding director of the Laboratory for Housing Alternatives; director and co-founder... Read More →
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Matthew Grocoff

Principal, Thrive Collaborative / GreenovationTV LLC
Matt is the founding principal of the THRIVE Collaborative and partner in Polymath Development. All projects target either NZEB or Living Building Challenge. He was honored as a 2012 Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press, called the “proven zero energy master” and one... Read More →
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Erin Kelly

Program Manager, Detroit Future City
Erin Kelly, ASLA, manages the blue and green infrastructure programs at the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office. Her work in Detroit spans the spectrum from strategic demolition practices (site selection) to landscape design specifications (management + remediation), facilitating... Read More →
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Todd Richardson

Project Leader, Crosstown Development Team
Dr. Todd Richardson is associate professor at the University of Memphis, Co-Founder of Crosstown Arts, and Co-Leader of the Crosstown Development Project. He is a specialist in the European Renaissance and has lectured and published internationally on topics ranging from art and architecture... Read More →

Thursday April 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Issaquah Room Sheraton Hotel

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