Courtesy of Antoine Bryant; Photo by Justin Taplet

Planner and community advocate Antoine Bryant will discuss his work on affordable housing, equitable development and community-led design.

Bryant is the director of the Planning and Development Department for the city of Detroit. He is a thought leader and community engagement expert with 25+ years of experience in the design, development, engagement and empowerment of underserved communities across the United States.

Previously, he was the executive director of Row House Community Development Corporation, where he managed and directed the construction of the award-winning Row House Duplexes, the newest quality affordable housing in Houston’s Third Ward in 15 years. He also served as business development and project manager for Moody Nolan, a nationally recognized architecture firm, where he worked on projects in Houston’s historic African-American neighborhoods.

Bryant will share lessons learned from Houston, and how they can be adapted for Detroit and other cities to make them more equitable.

About the Kinder Institute Forum

The Kinder Institute Forum lecture series brings thought leaders from around the world to Houston to share ideas about the most pressing urban issues facing us today. Previous KI Forum speakers have included Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matthew Desmond, global urbanist Richard Florida, Kresge Foundation senior fellow Carol Coletta, former Detroit city planner Maurice Cox, sociologist Eric Klinenberg and New York City Park Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

Sponsorship and Program Partner

PNC Bank is the title sponsor of the 2021 Kinder Institute Forum series. The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning is a program partner. This program is eligible for 1.25 CM credits from the American Planning Association.