INCLUSIVE CITY-BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Monday, June 11, 6-8pm
university of Detroit Mercy
School of Architecture
4001 W. McNichols, Detroit
Please join us to welcome Toronto-based author, placemaker & city-builder Jay Pitter to Detroit.
Made possible thanks to support from Knight Foundation
Free & open to the public. All welcome.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Jay Pitter, MES is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose work has consistently resulted in co-creating more inclusive and vibrant cities. She has spearheaded large-scale, institutional, city-building processes—rooted in neighbourhood knowledge—that address growing divides in urban centres.
While Jay has worked on a diverse portfolio of initiatives, housing has evolved as a key focus. Advocating for dignified, safe, and affordable housing is not just a professional mission for Jay; it is personal. Her city-building values are informed by her childhood experience of growing up in social housing.
In addition to housing, Jay also focuses on democratizing urban design, social urbanism, and story-based public engagement. Jay co-edited Subdivided, a Coach House anthology exploring inclusive city-building. She is now working on a few precedent setting projects in the U.S. and writing Where We Live, which will be published by McClelland & Stewart at Penguin Random House Canada.