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Would we design better places if we put our values first? If a city or community articulated what it stood for, what it believed in, what it aspired to be—as a place and community—would it have a better chance of succeeding as a healthy, vibrant place?
Toni L. Griffin, director of the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City at the City Colleges of New York, brings a unique perspective to these questions from her experience as a placemaker in Chicago, Detroit, Newark and Washington, D.C. With a deep conviction that issues of inequality—and the resulting segregation and isolation—can be addressed by better planning and urban design, Griffin has worked throughout her career to improve the spaces we exist in every day.
Join the Metropolitan Planning Council and Toni L. Griffin for an evening of frank discussion and reflection as we delve into the challenges—and advantages—of how a city functions.
The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. So come and enjoy a drink, a talk and good company!
MPC thanks Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP for sponsoring this event.
Goose Island Beer Company is MPC’s Urban Think & Drink beverage sponsor.