Smart Cities, Smart Citizens: A Detroit Design Month Panel Discussion

Smart Cities use information and communications technologies, including the Internet of things (IoT) sensors, to collect data to efficiently manage resources and share information to improve the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

During Detroit Month of Design, SpaceLab Detroit will present a panel discussion and interactive workshop exploring how Detroit citizens can participate in the design of Smart City projects; their application in our streets, neighborhoods and public spaces; and the potential for smart technologies to promote inclusion and equity in our city.

Panelists will include government officials, designers, urban planners, technology professionals and social innovators. Workshop participants will present issues that plague neighborhoods and the city and develop ideas for smart city technologies that can help reduce or solve problems and increase the quality of services and quality of life.

Panelists:

  • Danna Reyes – Urban Planner, The Mannik & Smith Group (moderator)
  • Joshua Edmonds – Director of Digital Inclusion, City of Detroit
  • W. David Tarver – Founder & President, Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • Juan Shannon, Parker Village (Highland Park)

This event is born out of a discussion with students from Southeastern High School in Detroit. The workshop portion of the event promotes collaboration among citizens, government, designers, planners and others. Detroit residents (community) will be invited to share issues they believe can be resolved through smart city technologies.

This event is an official part of the Detroit Month of Design 2019 program which takes place September 1-30, 2019. Programmed by Design Core, Detroit Month of Design is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a UNESCO City of Design.



Detroit DREAM Investment Solutions Hosts Investor Weekend

The second weekend of November, Detroit DREAM Investment Solutions will sponsor an Investors Weekend with a Networking Mixer Friday, November 9, 2018 and a private tour and partner meeting on Saturday the 10th.

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Deba Harper

Detroit D.R.E.A.M. Investment Solutions, LLC, led by Deba Harper, is a full-service firm that Develops Real Estate and Asset Management. The team acquires residential real estate assets in blighted communities and renovates them to their highest productive use. They buy properties in bulk on the same block to have enough share of the market to impact market value with a robust rental portfolio with strong annual cash flow, or to fix and flip assets for maximum equity yields.

Detroit DREAM IS’ community projects also have social purpose. They train and hire underemployed people of the community in various skilled trades associated with construction and real estate to grow with the community in stabilized housing.

Deba and her partner are featured in the book Conversations with the Team that Creates the Dream: The Top Female Professionals Who Can Help You Get Wealthy in Real Estate by Monick Paul Halm.

DREAM IS SOCIAL PNGSee Detroit DREAM IS’ highlight reel here, and then join them for their Investor Network Mixer with radio personality and Detroit DREAM IS partner Angela Yee at Trust in Detroit’s Financial District Friday, November 9, 5 PM – 7 PM. Get tickets here.