MSU EDA University Center for

Regional Economic Innovation

E-Update | April 2022

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Combining Experience Architecture with Community and Economic Development  

XA Presentations

On April 28th, students focused on experience architecture (XA - a cutting edge, new major at the MSU College of Arts & Letters) and community and presented their projects through the afternoon at the MSU Library in the Digital Scholarship Flex Space lab. Their efforts can be developed and piloted to create sustained opportunity for understanding of community perspectives, crafting a vision for the future of the Eastside neighborhood in Lansing, Lansing area Makers, and allow for genuine participation from the community. Projects like “Date Your Neighborhood” and “Build With Passion” were presented by capstone students supporting area community organizations with Dr. John Monberg’s class emphasizing cultural rhetoric, digital rhetoric and public deliberation. Dr. Monberg also sits on the Faculty Board of Advisers at the Center for Community & Economic Development and is graduate faculty in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures. To learn more about XA, click the image above or button below.

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SLFG 2022 Presentations

SLFG Presentation

April 29th, capstone practicum students working with Dr. Zenia Kotval in the School of Planning, Design and Construction shared their semester of work with community partners from all over the state of Michigan focused on urban planning at the Kellogg Center this morning. This included two Student-Led/Faculty-Guided projects focused on Wayne County through the REI University Center. Wayne County Land Bank and Vanguard Community Development Corporation partners attended and were provided with recommendations on program improvement and strategic planning as well as building acquisition and reuse. Click on the image above, or button below, to learn more about REI's 2022 SLFG Projects.

2022 SLFG Projects

Cheers to CCED Research Assistant’s Successful Capstone Course Completion!

Toby Hayes, Kelly Humes, and Emma Gilbert

Huge congratulations to CCED REI graduating seniors on completing their capstone. The University Center is so proud of their work and lucky to benefit from their assistance. Here’s to bright futures! (Pictured left to right: Toby Hayes, Kelly Humes, and Emma Gilbert)
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