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UK Design Presents Louisville Film Screening, Discussion on 'Land Grab'

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UK College of Design's film screening and public conversation with urban thinkers John Hantz and Marshall Brown on the documentary "Land Grab" will be presented Sept. 7, in downtown Louisville.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2018) Join the University of Kentucky College of Design for the Kentucky premiere of a new documentary "Land Grab." The event will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m Friday, Sept. 7, at the KMAC Museum, located at 715 W. Main St. in downtown Louisville.

The free public screening of the film "Land Grab” will be followed by a discussion with two leading urban thinkers, Marshall Brown and John R. Hantz. The documentary is about the story of a finance mogul's journey to create the largest urban farm in his hometown of Detroit; the urban farm would become the largest in the world. Hantz would spend $30 million of his own money to build the farm in one of America’s most economically depressive cities.

Brown is a licensed architect, urban designer and the creator of "Marshall Brown Projects," which is a versatile architecture and urban design studio based in Chicago. He has lectured at several prestige universities, including University of Michigan, Northwestern University, Princeton University and Harvard University. Brown recently joined the School of Architecture at Princeton as an associate professor and director of the Center for Architecture, Urbanism, and Infrastructure.

Hantz is one of the main figures in the documentary. He is the president and CEO of Hantz Group Inc. based out of South Field, Michigan, and the owner of Hantz Farms in Detroit.

The discussion will be moderated by Gretchen Milliken, director of advanced planning for Louisville Metro Government. The screening and discussion will also mark the launch of the new Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design (MUED) program at the College of Design and the second year of Studio Louisville.

For more information, visit or call 859-257-7617.

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