Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-winning placemaker and author whose practice mitigates growing divides in cities across North America. She also shapes urgent city-building conversations through media and academic platforms. Jay has been named the John Bousfield Distinguished Visitor in Planning by the University of Toronto. She is the co-editor of Subdivided: City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity. Her forthcoming books, Black Public Joy and Where We Live, will be published by McClelland & Stewart, Penguin Random House Canada.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Camisha Sibblis of the School of Social Work, University of Windsor.
The generous financial support of the City of Windsor through Councillor Fabio Costante’s Ward 2 funds, and of the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee (WECEC) is gratefully acknowledged, as is the support of the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI).
A follow-up workshop, led by Jay Pitter and sponsored by MIA and the Centre for Cities, will be held on Wednesday 30 September from 2-4:30 pm. The workshop is open to Windsor-based Black community builders and their allies/accomplices interested in learning equity-based placemaking principles and strategies for engaging with the municipality. More information and registration for the workshop is available here.