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      June 27, 2019

      Thursday   5:30 PM

      545 Kentucky Avenue
      Indianapolis, Indiana

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      DAYLIGHT Season Two // Justice

      People for Urban Progress (PUP) and Exhibit Columbus, with the support of the Cummins Foundation, bring you DAYLIGHT Season Two presented by Ambrose Property Group and Central Indiana Community Foundation. JUSTICE In collaboration with the Indianapolis Section of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), this event will focus on design and justice. The persistence of inequality in cities requires new ideas and solutions. How can design shape our built environment with a focus on equitable access to opportunity? We will dive into this topic with Maurice Cox, Director of Planning and Development for the of the City of Detroit, and Vop Osili, President of the Indianapolis City-County Council.  5:30pm: Refreshments, networking, entertainment by Limelight 6:00pm: Opening remarks, DAYLIGHT Conversation commences 6:45pm: Community discussion About DAYLIGHT Season Two: This four-part monthly series brings together national and local thought leaders around the topic of inclusive design. In our second season, we will have authentic conversations on the realities of equity, dignity, and justice to define thoughtful and responsible design for our city.  About Maurice Cox:   Maurice Cox, is an urban designer, architectural educator and former mayor of the City of Charlottesville, VA. He most recently served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University, School of Architecture and Director of the Tulane City Center, a university affiliated practice operating at the intersection of design, urban research and civic engagement throughout the New Orleans community. Cox has taught at Syracuse University, the University of Virginia and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. His experience merging architecture, politics and design education led to his being named one of “20 Masters of Design” in 2004 by Fast Company Business Magazine. He served as Design Director of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2007-2010 where he led the NEA’s Your Town Rural Institute, the Governor’s Institute on Community Design, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, and oversaw direct design grants to the design community across the U.S. In 2013, Cox was named one of the Most Admired Design Educators in America in the annual ranking of Design Intelligence. About Vop Osili: Vop Osili is President of the Indianapolis City-County Council, representing District 11, which covers much of downtown Indianapolis and parts of the near west side, including the IUPUI campus. He is chairman of the council's Rules & Public Policy Committee and also serves on its Public Works Committee. First elected to the council in November, 2011, Osili has worked extensively with community groups, civic organizations, other public sector officials, and the business community on the expansion of work opportunities, skills-training, and disadvantaged small business financing. Vop helped establish the first city-funded microloan program targeting residents and businesses operating in neighborhoods with households well below area median income and continues to implement new initiatives to incentivize fair wages. He is a champion of urban and economic development and the empowerment of distressed and economically-challenged communities, and he is committed to ensuring the successful reintegration of those formerly incarcerated. An architect who has led urban design and architecture projects in the U.S., Africa, and the Middle East, Osili serves on a number of civic boards in the community and co-chaired the city of Indianapolis' Urban Design Review Committee. In 2010, he was the Democratic candidate for Indiana Secretary of State. He received his bachelor's of architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and his master's degree in architecture and urban design from Columbia University. He and his wife Una are parents of two amazing children, Arinze and Tasia. About Exhibit Columbus: Exhibit Columbus seeks to celebrate Columbus’ design heritage while making it relevant to new audiences. Exhibit Columbus is the signature project of Landmark Columbus, which was created in 2015 to “care for the design heritage of Columbus and inspire communities to invest in the traditions and values that use architecture, art, and design to improve people’s lives and make cities stronger.” Landmark Columbus is a program of Heritage Fund – The Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. More about Exhibit Columbus here.  THANK YOU TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS:  THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT PARTNERS:  THANK YOU TO OUR LEADING SPONSORS:  A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE CREATE INDY FUND FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT THANK YOU TO OUR PODCAST SPONSOR: THANK YOU TO OUR BEER SPONSOR:  THANK YOU TO OUR DIGITAL SPONSORS: 

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