Lecture: Kimberly Dowdell, “Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures”

Date: 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gund Hall, Piper Auditorium, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge

How can real estate development and sustainable design be used to foster equitable and inclusive redevelopment in cities? That’s the challenge that has animated the career of Kimberly Dowdell MPA '15, an architect, developer, and educator who is focused on leading projects that help contribute to the revitalization of cities like Detroit, and also preparing the next generation of urban change agents.

Delivering the 19th Annual John T. Dunlop Lecture, presented by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, Dowdell—who has designed or managed over $100 million in assets in her work as an architect, real estate project manager, government staffer and developer—will draw on her varied experiences to discuss steps needed to create neighborhoods in which all people feel safe and empowered to build a brighter urban future for generations to come.

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