SAT-B11: Public Open Space: The Driving Force in Detroit’s Transformation

Start Date
10/20/2018
End Date
10/20/2018
Description
Vacant land is Detroit’s greatest asset, where greenways, gardens, parks, and plazas establish a vision of hope. Persistent Detroiters are reclaiming the riverfront, rail corridors, alleys, and vacant lots so that thoughtfully designed spaces can elevate daily experiences, strengthen connections to landscape and each other, and catalyze Detroit’s transformation.
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
1. Understand how open spaces can regenerate neighborhoods in the absence of new development by adding economic value, mobilizing the community, and enhancing quality of life. 2. Learn how vacant and underutilized land can be repurposed to reanimate depopulated neighborhoods. 3. 3. Explore strategies for equitable access to healthy lifestyles through recreation, mobility, and food production. 4. 4. Examine the role of well-designed open space in transforming daily experiences of city residents.
Instructors
Maurice Cox; Susan Mosey; Lori Singleton, ASLA; ;
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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