On Tuesday, June 26th, SOM Associate Director Aaron May will participate in the 2018 International Conference on Transport and Health on Mackinac Island in Michigan. The four-day event, co-sponsored by SOM, brings together professionals from the fields of transport planning and engineering, public health, urban planning, spatial and architectural design, environmental planning, and economics.
May's talk is titled "The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation." May will discuss the evolving history of the Detroit Riverfront in relation to the city's economy, and highlight the critical role it currently plays in the city's efforts to build toward a healthy and sustainable future. He will also share insight on the Detroit East Riverfront Framework Plan, developed by SOM in collaboration with the City of Detroit and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.
May is the Global Practice Manager of SOM’s City Design Practice. His tenets of sustainable planning include creating transit-enabled communities and meaningful places of social exchange, and engendering a sense of identity rooted in the culture and aspirations of the place.
The Detroit Riverfront as Economic Driver: Vision and Partnerships to Fuel Transformation
June 26, 2018
Mission Point Resort
Mackinac Island, Michigan