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Toni Griffen 4.1.13 - Arch and DCRP Lecture

MONDAY, 04/01/13 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Cities are always in a process of change. Since the late 1950s, change for Detroit has resulted in fewer people living in the city and a larger amount of vacant land left where people and businesses once resided. But, a smaller population should not mean a lower quality of life for the residents and businesses of Detroit. Professor Toni L. Griffin will present Detroit Future City, a comprehensive and action-oriented blueprint for how through shared responsibility and collective action, multiple sectors could work together and alongside one another to realize the changes needed over time.
Toni L. Griffin was recently named Professor and Director of the J. Max Bond Center for Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York. She founded and maintains an active private practice, Urban Planning and Design for the American City, whose current clients include the cities of Newark, New Jersey, and Detroit, Michigan.
Prior to returning to private practice, Griffin was Director of Community Development for the City of Newark, New Jersey, where she was responsible for creating a centralized division of planning and urban design. Between 2000 and 2006, she served as Vice President and Director of Design for the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation in Washington, D.C., and held the position of Deputy Director for Revitalization Planning and Neighborhood Planning in the D.C. Office of Planning. Prior to this, Griffin served as Vice President for Planning and Tourism Development for the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation in New York City.
Griffin began her career as an architect with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, where she became an associate partner involved in architecture and urban design projects. Griffin received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Loeb Fellowship from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.