Dean Speaks at Creative Cities Summit 2.0

Dean Monica Ponce de Leon will be speaking at the Creative Cities Summit 2.0, held in the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, on Wednesday October 15, 2008. The lecture/panel presentation is entitled “The Future of Creative Expression for Cities.”

Creative practitioners are drawn to places with ecologies that can sustain and invigorate what they do. Creative and cultural activity can revitalize neighborhoods, allow residents to re-imagine the place they live, and shape a new identity for a place in the face of competition for talent, investment, and recognition. “The Future of Creative Expression for Cites” will explore the value and impact that practitioners working across the fields of art, design, architecture, urban planning, and new technology are making on cities now and will discuss the implications for the future. Join our group of panelists as they share examples, inspiration, and insights from their work and participate in the debate.

Cezanne Charles, Director of Creative Industries, ArtServe Michigan

Monica Ponce de Leon, Dean of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Steve Dietz, Artistic Director of ZER01 San Jose, CA
Lewis Biggs, Chief Executive of Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK

For more information, visit Creative Cities Summit 2.0.