September 25 2016 at 12:00 PM
Michigan Avenue and Vernor Highway
Open Streets Detroit joins a national and international movement of Open Streets events. Currently over 200 cities worldwide have established on-going and highly popular Open Streets events. The recent surge in cities creating temporary street parks is widely credited to Ciclovía, a weekly event in Bogotá, Columbia that opens over 70 of miles of city streets to citizens for outdoor physical activity. This event beginning in the mid-1970s and continues to this day with tremendous success attracting up to 2 million participants weekly.Open Streets Detroit consists of two free public outdoor active recreation events scheduled for Sunday, September 25th, 2016 and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 from 12pm-5pm. The events will cover nearly a four mile stretch of major roadway, connecting Michigan Avenue and Vernor Hwy. In this unique first-time event Michigan Ave. and Vernor Hwy will be transformed into a giant street park as the road is temporarily blocked to automobile traffic from Campus Martius to Vernor and Livernois. People will have the opportunity to bike, walk, jog, skate, and more through the car-free street.Participants making their way through the street park will also have the opportunity to sample free exercise demo classes and activities located along the route, such as hula hooping, kickboxing, yoga, and more. In addition, outreach booths hosted by local businesses and community groups will provide resources for wellness and sustainable living. The atmosphere will be festive with music and performances, animating the re-invented public space.Open Streets Detroit strives to improve community relationships, encourage livable public spaces, and generate more opportunities for cultural understanding through the creative use of streets and public spaces. For more information on Open Streets events and resources, visit the national clearing house website: http://openstreetsproject.org/.
September 25 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Designing Detroit’s Future
The sixth-annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF), returns Sept. 21-25 with its annual citywide celebration of creativity. The event brings together designers and enthusiasts alike to celebrate Detroit’s role as a design capital. In celebration of Detroit’s new designation as a UNESCO City of Design – the first city in the United States – DDF events and programs will be exploring the ways in which design is shaping Detroit’s future. Signature events returning include: Eastern Market After Dark, Light Up Livernois, Youth Day, and an all-new Design Summit, and dozens of independent design happenings.
PLEASE KNOW: The Detroit Design Festival will be held at multiple locations throughout its duration and the best way to observe their events is by looking at the schedule on the DDF website. Not all scheduled events are free.
Wayne State University will present Walkable Warren on September 23, 2016 from 11:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M between Woodward Avenue and Second Avenue. It is free and open to the public.
September 27 2016 at 12:15 PM
Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies will host Dr. Sara Wharton, assistant professor, University of Windsor Faculty of Law.
Wharton will discuss the International Criminal Court, principles and rules of jurisdiction under which it operates, cases that have come before it in its first 15 years and the challenges and critiques it faces.
Lunch will be served.