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Erin Kelly

in Detroit, MI

Swimmability

PRESENTED ON JUL 31, 2019
IN DETROIT @ VOL 38

Erin Kelly, Studio Director of Spackman Mossop Michaels Detroit, takes our stage to discuss her personal passion for water and how that has crafted her to be a leader for stormwater management and changing the narrative for water both with her team in Detroit but also in a post-Katrina New Orleans.

Kelly pushes the boundaries of storm water management and shows our audience how these sites can be both functional and socially impactful.

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Sidewalks and Stormwater

BY ADAMS CARROLL
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Adams Carroll, programs manager with Walk/Bike Nashville, presents problems with sidewalk and stormwater infrastructure in Nashville, and offers solutions to overcome these issues.

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Detroit Mobility Specialist

BY JEFFREY NOLISH
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Jeffrey Nolish used to be an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Air Force. Today, he works to make it easier about Detroit – whether on foot, by book, or by mass transit.

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Live6 Enhancing Northwest Detroit

BY LAUREN HOOD
@ VOL 31 ON MAR 22, 2017

Lauren Hood leads the Live6 Initiative in Detroit. She works to enhance the Detroit Northwest side near Livernois and 6 Mile Roads.

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The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative

BY MARTA GAZDA-AUSKALNIS
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

The Detroit Industrial Adaptive Reuse Initiative is dedicated to identifying positively impactful strategies for Detroit’s vacant and underutilized industrial spaces. Alicia Adams + Marta Gazda’s 8-month effort is focused on developing thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive strategies for the reutilization for nearly 6 square miles of underutilized space for workforce, sustainable systems, recreation, and community support.

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Creating a New Neighborhood in Detroit

BY GEORGE PETKOSKI
@ VOL 35 ON MAY 10, 2018

As George Petkoski works to rebuild a neighborhood in Detroit, he searches for a concept to unify the project design in a meaningful and recognizable manner. He starts with several interrelated ideas that will become the basis of a design.

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Live6 Detroit

BY CAITLIN MURPHY
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Caitlin Murphy comes to us directly out of Live6 Detroit in the northwest portion of Detroit where she is the Civic Commons Coordinator. At Live6, Caitlin works to boost the community and its economy through the Live6's national initiative to reinvest into local public gathering places

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Stitch City-Old Redford Detroit

BY MICHAEL STYCZYNSKI
@ VOL 36 ON OCT 17, 2018

Michael Styczynski, Laura Walker & Paul Codreanu had the winning design proposal for the DCDC and the City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department. Their shared experience and expertise show us how design can help to redevelop a city.

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Detroit Food Commons

BY RUSSELL BALTIMORE
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 11, 2019

Russell Baltimore is a Design Leader with over 22 years of experience executing forward-thinking AEC projects from concept design through completion. He is joined by Malik Yakini, an activist and educator who is committed to freedom and justice for African people in particular and humanity in general.

In the Detroit Food Commons presentation, Russell and Malik discuss the how the site has been inspired by a shortage of grocery stores within Detroit boroughs and limited black-led businesses. Both men consider this a catalyst for community development as the site will offer not only opportunity for healthy foods, but also help to recirculate local profits within the city and provide the community with resources to prosper.

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Detroit and New Orleans

BY WES MICHAELS
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 11, 2019

Wes Michaels is a founding principal of Spackman Mossop Michaels landscape architects based in New Orleans. As an industry leader Wes & his team push the boundaries of environment spaces to encompass smart, inclusive design which is both functional and future driven.

Citing examples from the work Spackman Mossop Michaels has done in both Detroit & New Orlean, Wes asked the questions: what happens to a neighborhood when everyone leaves and what can it be? What ideas can designers bring to a space as it develops? How do we redefine what that means for its current residents?