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The Model D Speaker Series revisited the topic of sustainable urbanism, at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle.

Detroit architect Mark Nickita of Archive DS will return with real Detroit examples of sustainability. Part one of this topic, explored in March, proved extremely popular, so we're bringing it back.

Other speakers will be:

• Chris Bray of the Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance, whose Gratiot Woods developments offer examples of the principles of sustainable urbanism in action.

• And Diane VanBuren Jones of WARM Training, who spearheaded getting the American Institute of Architects' sustainability audit for Detroit.

The series is sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and the Detroit Yacht Club.

Send questions to [email protected].

And save the date: A special speaker series and reception will be held Friday, June 20, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Midtown, as part of the DSO's 8 Days in June festival and Model D's 3-year Birthday.

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