Conference Tour - Detroit City Tour

Date: Wednesday, 23 May
Time: 8:45 AM
Meeting Place: Trumbull & Porter Hotel
Drop-off: Campus Martius Park
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: $25.00 USD

This fast paced informative three hour tour will depart from the Tumble and Porter Hotel, and will cover Corktown, Rivertown, Downtown CBD, Midtown, New Center and North End districts. The tour will begin with a basic introduction to Detroit covering; history, art, architecture and culture as well as current economic development initiatives that are impacting the city of Detroit. Included in the morning tour will be guided tour of the architecturally significant Fisher Building, known as “Detroit largest object of art” and a visit to Detroit Workshop that is building furniture in the City of Detroit from lumber reclaimed from Detroit's vacant and abandoned building stock. Additionally, we will explore community revitalization projects and legendary cultural scenes in neighborhoods such as Corktown, Paradise Valley/Brush Park, and the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) America's first sustainable agrihood in the North End and various Green initiatives in Midtown.

Conference Welcome Reception

There is no need to pre-register for this event.

Common Ground Research Networks and the Constructed Environment Conference will be hosting a closing reception at Wayne State University. The reception will be held directly following the last parallel session of the last day, Thursday, 24 May. Join other conference delegates and plenary speakers for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse!