Placemaking at Wayne State

How can we make Wayne State University a better place?

About this Project
President M. Roy Wilson and stakeholders from across Wayne State are leading a collaborative placemaking initiative to identify the best strategies for activating public spaces on and around our campus in Midtown Detroit.
Throughout the 2014 fall semester, the Placemaking Steering Committee engaged the campus and surrounding community to identify approaches to improve our campus environment. Based on this feedback, we selected and implemented four (4) projects to test in 2015 including Walk Wayne State signage, a public bike repair stand and air pump, the DIA's Inside Out paintings and flexible outdoor seating. Since then, we continue to evaluate placemaking initiatives and test new ideas.
We appreciate the students, faculty, staff, alumni and neighbors that have contributed to this ongoing initiative. Please continue to share ideas, support existing ones, and offer feedback as we shape the University’s presence in Midtown. Join our mailing list for updates delivered to your inbox!

How to Get Started
Create an account with your email if applicable (though you do not need an email to participate), select Wayne State as your neighborhood, then share your ideas by filling out the “I want ____” form at the bottom of this page. To support another idea click “Me Too” or click on an existing suggestion to add a resource or response.

You can also share ideas with Twitter or SMS: 

Tweet your idea: “I want ______ #wsuplace
Text your idea: “I want _____” to 313-332-4050 

Not a student, faculty, staff or alum? No problem! We want to hear from you, too.

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