In response to the vision laid out in Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design Action Plan, Detroit Design 139 proposed that through inclusive design, Detroiters (designers and non-designers alike) can prioritize the importance of both processes and outcomes for all future projects throughout Detroit’s 139 square miles. Through exhibitions, events and shared conversations, we explored inclusive design strategies that break this repetitive cycle of creating future problems by acknowledging all aspects of our shared history in order to solve long-standing urban issues. With this approach, we focused on creating multi-generational design solutions that result in INCLUSIVE FUTURES for everyone.
These projects demonstrate the importance of public space as an inclusionary network within and throughout the city.
These projects spark discourse on the current and future design trends for economy-based spaces.
These projects explore strategies for inclusive neighborhoods that integrate diverse living options, neighborhood retail opportunities, walkable streets and welcoming public spaces.
Douglass Master Plan
Saint Roch Urban Project
The Caterpillar's Cove
Detroit Food Commons
Mack Ave Corridor Plan
Cass Community Social Services Master Plan
Northwest Community Art Gallery
Marygrove Early Learning Center
Cody Rouge + Warrendale
These projects look at the visible (and invisible) inclusive infrastructure projects that bring people, neighborhoods, industries, places and things closer together in a cohesive future urban environment.
Murals in Detroit
A Symbiotic Landscape
Open Data Portal
Delray Green Infrastructure Network
Zero Net Energy Center
The Detroit Sustainability Action Agenda
The Seebaldt Pilot
MoGo Access Pass
Equitable Mobility Detroit 2030
These projects consider the future of housing, changing lifestyles and inclusionary growth.
North Corktown Houses
Parc Homes at Pullman Parc
The Hamilton Midtown
The Stone Soap
Landing in the Liminal
City Modern - Brush Park
City in the Park
The Bee's Knees