The University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (780 acres; 3.2 km2) spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two regional campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit. It is considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States with annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion. Its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as well as professional degrees in architecture, urban and regional planning, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry. Michigan's body of living alumni comprises more than 540,000 people, one of the largest alumni bases of any university in the world.

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Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan aims to create a more beautiful, inclusive and better environment for generations to come. Through interdisciplinary education and research, we prepare graduates for positions of responsibility within a wide spectrum of professions, organizations, and institutions that shape the built environment at scales ranging from local to global.

In pursuit of these ideals for over 100 years, Taubman College offers students from the state, the country, and around the globe a complement of disciplinary and interdisciplinary degree programs ranging from pre-professional to post-professional to Ph.D. Our committed and energetic faculty, staff and students form a diverse, creative, and collaborative community within the University of Michigan, one of the world's largest research universities.

Taubman College has a long educational tradition that combines design and technology. Today, it continues to foster a broad view of architecture and urban and regional planning in the context of a major research institution.

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Conference Venue

The 2021 conference will take place on the 4th floor of the Rackham Building on the University of Michigan central campus. The Rackham Building is within walking distance of the conference hotel and conference events, as well as several local restaurants, museums, and University landmarks. 

Rackham Building

915 E Washington St.

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Whatever your passion, you’ll find it in the Ann Arbor area. World-class cuisine. Nature’s exquisite beauty. Places to see and new friends to meet. Eclectic boutiques. History-rich museums. Awesome sports. Captivating cultural arts.

Click here for the Ann Arbor Visitor's Guide