An initiative of the Harvard Graduate School of Design that presents alternative futures and convenes conversations about how we live, where we live. Supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and generous donors to the American Cities Fund. Future of the American City is curated by the Office for Urbanization.
Rip Rapson is the President and CEO of the Kresge Foundation. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss the Foundation’s work in Detroit.
Common Land and Collective Meaning
Anya Sirota is an architectural designer interested in the intersection of social enterprise and cultural production. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss her ongoing work in Detroit.
Anika Goss is the Executive Director of Detroit Future City. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss the organization’s role in the recent history of Detroit.
Architecture Is a Social Act
Lorcan O’Herlihy is an architect whose practice embraces architecture as a catalyst for social change. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work in Detroit and Los Angeles.
Advocacy and Redevelopment
Melissa Dittmer is Chief Design Officer at Bedrock Detroit. She joins Charles Waldheim to discuss Bedrock’s work developing Detroit’s downtown.
Reconceiving the Waterfront
Mark Wallace is President and CEO of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. He joins Charles Waldheim to discuss his work overseeing the transformation of Detroit’s riverfront.