Selected Questions from Consulate Conversations

What is the role of women in shaping the future of cities? 

Nicole de Beaufort

What's the new playbook for inclusive economic development?

James Feagin IV

How can culture push Detroit to greater heights?

Adriel Thornton

How does a private company invest holistically in a 21st century city?

Chris Uhl

Can a healthier civic commons improve public life?

Kathryn Ott Lovell

Is it time to let new leaders have a seat at the table? 

Ezekiel Harris & Orlando Bailey

How can we execute thoughtful, community-oriented development without displacement?

David Alade

What would James Baldwin do?

Sabrina Nelson

Is community development dead?

Sarida Scott


How can technology make Detroit more inclusive in its future?

Garlin Gilchrist

How do we increase neighborhood engagement through storytelling?

Cornetta Lane

Pleasure is the ultimate rebellion. What pleasures has Detroit given you?

Ingrid LaFleur

How do we tell Detroit's story in an honest yet empowering way?

Eric Thomas

Is cycling for everyone? What are the barriers to entry?

Jeffrey Nolish

Is Detroit a welcoming city to immigrants & refugees?

Taylor Nelson & TJ Rogers

What do mass incarceration, criminal justice reform & prison abolition have to do with planning & economic development?

Amanda Alexander

Did I gentrify Detroit?

Bradford Frost

How do we catalyze solutions to build black wealth for Detroit?

James Johnson-Piett

How can we make the world smaller in order to foster better global citizens?

Rebecca Bucky Willis

How do we invest in Detroit in a way that enhances what makes it unique?

David Schon

What's the state of Detroit's Black art scene?

Taylor Renee Aldridge

How can Detroit preserve the cultural integrity of its Black neighborhoods? 

Lauren Hood

Who's benefiting from Detroit's new food revival?

Tunde Wey

What are ways we can Amplify Philly?

Yuval Yarden & Dave Silver

What does this election mean for cities?

Claire Nelson

What is ethical redevelopment?

Place Lab Fellows