LTU Symposium to Explore Design and Technology Solutions for Detroit on October 8

LTU Symposium to Explore Design and Technology Solutions for Detroit on October 8

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“Reclaiming Detroit with Design and Technology” is the topic of the annual  President’s Symposium at Lawrence Technological University on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m.

The moderator will be Frank Beckmann, the mid-morning host for WJR News/Talk 760.

Panelists include:

  • Robert Gregory, senior vice president of the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
  • Rainy Hamilton, Jr., co-founder and principal of Hamilton Anderson Associates.
  • W. Kim Heron, web and publications writer for the Kresge Foundation.
  • Faye Nelson, president and CEO of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy.

LTU President Virinder Moudgil founded the annual symposium last year to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to major challenges facing the Metro Detroit region. The four panelists were selected because of the different perspectives they can offer on the task of revitalizing the city of Detroit.

“We all know by now that there is no silver bullet when it comes to returning the city of Detroit to prosperity,” Moudgil said. “We must be prepared to listen to a variety of creative and effective solutions and then seek common ground. That is the guiding principle of this annual symposium series.”

The symposium will be held in the LTU Architecture Building Auditorium (A200),  21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reservations can be made at To RSVP or for information, contact Kate Roy at (248) 204-2805 or

A reception will begin prior to the symposium at 5:30 p.m. in the Architecture Galley (A210) with a silent auction in support of the restoration of LTU’s Affleck House in Bloomfield Hills, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lawrence Technological University,, is a private university founded in 1932 that offers more than 100 programs through the doctoral level in its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Management. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 7 percent of universities for return on undergraduate tuition investment, and highest in the Detroit metropolitan area.  Lawrence Tech is also listed in the top tier of Midwestern universities by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. Students benefit from small class sizes and experienced faculty who provide a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus include over 60 student clubs and organizations and a growing roster of NAIA varsity sports.