UPC- Urban Priorities Committee Mission / Contacts:
The goal of the American Institute of Architects Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee (AIA-UPC) is to bring awareness to the design community, and encourage involvement in the planning and design of the city and region toward a sustainable future. Through such activities as interaction with local community stakeholders and city officials, and creation of seminars and other educational events, the AIA-UPC is available to assist the city of Detroit in the historic process of planning and altering the city to achieve a sustainable community design.
Joongsub Kim, PhD, AIA, AICP is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. He coordinates the Lawrence Tech. Detroit Studio, a community outreach program that is located in the New Center area of Detroit.