Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture - 105th ACSA Annual Meeting
Different pedagogical models expose students to their potential role in the process of making and re-making the city. Detroit is the perfect frame of reference to debate the merits of worldwide academic and professional practices in the continuum between the substantive and the procedural. It is an inspiring back drop to discuss a range of issues that include the expanding role of the architect and the relevancy of architectural education, density vs. growth; technique and strategies of urban regeneration; technology, smart cities and their impact on space and governance; new models of public space; changes in cities due to the rise of the shared economy; affordable housing and housing models for shifting demographics; resources, energy waste and sustainability; urban-rural balance and interconnections, the role of educational institutions, and community building. These and other issues examined from multiple viewpoints linked to architectural education, will, we trust, make for an exciting and productive ACSA Annual Meeting in Detroit 2017.