"The UPC strives to improve local neighborhoods, encourage design thinking, and build connections and relationships."
The UPC is a volunteer-driven committee of the (AIA) Detroit Chapter. It is our mission to make impact in the sustainable development of Detroit by partnering with civic, business, and community leaders that contribute to one or more of the following goals:
1) Creating, or contributing to the creation of, replicable and catalytic models for improvement
2) Illustrating the capacity for design oriented solutions to make real impact in a community
3) Increasing visibility and sparking dialogue about the Detroit design community, architecture, and urban environments