Jay Pitter: Inclusive City-Building for the Future

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University of Detroit Mercy

School of Architecture

4001 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

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Please join us to welcome Toronto-based author, placemaker & city-builder Jay Pitter. Her public talk "Inclusive City-Building for the Future" will take place at University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. Free & open to the public.

Please note: Please use the McNichols Entrance to University of Detroit; the Livernois entrance is now closed. There is public parking adjacent to the School of Architecture (Lot A).

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Jay Pitter, MES (@Jay_Pitter) 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.

For more about Jay, visit http://www.jaypitter.com.


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Urban Consulate
Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD)

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University of Detroit Mercy / School of Architecture

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John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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University of Detroit Mercy

School of Architecture

4001 West McNichols Road

Detroit, MI 48221

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