Toni Griffin: A new vision for rebuilding Detroit
Toni Griffin - Place maker
Toni Griffin is an urban planner working to make cities more just and resilient. Full bio
in other contested cities,
of embarrassment right now,
the voices of Detroiters.
of community meetings in rooms like this
move me out of my house, right?"
that they would ever know,
1950 and 2000, 2010,
and talk to us that night
has lost so much population,
to pay property taxes
until you look at the city map.
and abandoned property
of community stewardship,
grandparents had found them.
been around community gardening,
and you could make it farmland?
return to an agrarian lifestyle,
activists in their neighborhood,
of Detroit's innovation.
they can tap into a workforce
and city service system,
wasn't necessarily too large,
or an Atlanta or a Philadelphia
35 to 70 jobs per 100 people.
called a live-make neighborhood,
water management, for example,
watchmakers at Shinola,
in one of their ads last year,
About the speaker:Toni Griffin - Place maker
Toni Griffin is an urban planner working to make cities more just and resilient.
Why you should listen
Toni Griffin is the Founding Director of the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the City College of New York. In addition to her academic involvement, Griffin maintains an active private practice based in New York. Prior to returning to private practice, Griffin created a centralized division of planning and urban design for the City of Newark, New Jersey, and before that, worked on waterfront and neighborhood revitalization in Washington, D.C.
Griffin recently served as director of the Detroit Works Project, and in 2012 completed and released Detroit Future City, a comprehensive citywide framework plan for urban transformation.
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