Retail & Placemaking Strategy Books


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Book 1: Placemaking

Placemaking embodies the mission to support the commercial and residential rebirth in downtown Detroit. This report focuses on how the public spaces, and particularly the three major downtown parks, can be transformed to bridge the gap between Detroit residents, employees, and students by linking key downtown destinations.

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Book 2: A Plan for Our Time

  • Understanding the paths downtown Detroit has traveled and where those of us who love it want to take it in the future
  • Bringing people back to shop here
  • To find joy in living an urban life
  • To create residential opportunities for those who wish to call downtown their neighborhood