A case of innovation community design

Ford Motor Company recently announced a design plan for central Michigan in the United States-a neighborhood reconstruction project covering an area of about 12hm2 in Detroit. This is an inclusive, vibrant and walkable transportation innovation community centered on Michigan Central Station, designed by PAU (Practice for Architecture and Urbanism). The site plan is based on an 18-month process of community participation. The abandoned railway site behind Central Station will be transformed into a shared path for walking and cycling, while providing Ford Motor Company with an “open, multifunctional landscape” , Automakers and their innovation partners can test and showcase emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles and mini-motorcycles here.