Hey, here is a real, actual thing- I’ll be attending the Creative Cities Summit in Detroit, October 12-15.
Aside from being in beautiful downtown Detroit (which I haven’t seen in a few years), the program looks to be chock-full of awesome speakers and sessions about urbanism, planning and whatnot.
There’s one program on the final day that looks particularly interesting-
â€œAuthenticityâ€ is often cited as a key attribute for places. And this authenticity comes from being able to tap into the true narrative, the true stories of places. This session focuses on two distinct approaches to finding that narrative, one based in theater, the other based in technology â€“ both with amazing results.
“True” stories about cities? Who needs those?
If you’re going to be around, want to meet up, email thecitydesk-at-gmail.com.