Dave Bing On Converting Vacant Lots To Urban Farmland
The Detroit mayor is considering a major restructure that will impact his city for years to come.
There’s an interesting video from the mayor of Detroit about his work to develop a plan for Detroit to stop the creative class from leaving the troubled city. He says that his job is to create the right kind of environment for entrepreneurs to move to Detroit. Part of the proposed changes includes converting 139 square miles of vacant land into urban farming and other efficient uses.
During a webinar on Thursday July 13th at 10am, the PSFK research team will be presenting findings from our most recent report, Future of Manufacturing. For this project, we looked at how brands and organizations can meet elevated consumer needs and combat increased market competition by leveraging connected technologies that give total insights to manage their end-to-end operations and the opportunity to integrate cutting-edge technologies to reinvent supply chains.
Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, discussed how she uses her background in science and collaborates with engineers, designers, artists and social scientists to explore the many unexpected connections between microbiology, technology, art and popular culture.