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We Are All City Builders: How to Create Vibrant, Inclusive and Innovative Cities for All

June 23, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join internationally renowned planner and advocate, Gil Peñalosa, for an inspiring public lecture and conversation.

Wayne State Community Arts Auditorium

450 Reuther Mall

Detroit, MI 48202
5:30PM Doors open
6PM Keynote & Conversation
7:30PM Reception

Gil Peñalosa is founder of 8-80 Cities and former Commissioner of Parks, Sport and Recreation for the City of Bogotá, Colombia. He advises decision makers and communities on how to create vibrant cities and healthy communities for everyone regardless of social, economic, or ethnic background.

Following his keynote, Gil will be joined on stage by Raquel Castañeda-Lopez, Detroit City Council Member, District 6; Jason Hall, co-founder of Slow Roll Detroit; and Ryan Myers-Johnson, curator and founder of Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to join a reception following this event.

Parking is available for $7.00 in Structure #1 at the corner of Cass Ave. and Palmer St. This venue is accessible via DDOT routes #16 Dexter and #53 Woodward.


Move Detroit: Creating Vibrant, Inclusive, and Innovative Public Places is an immersion week of workshops, discussions, and activities with Gil Peñalosa of 8-80 Cities presented by Jefferson East, Inc. in partnership with Wayne State University Office of Economic Development with support from Knight Foundation.


June 23, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Wayne State University Office of Economic Development