EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation

Pop-Up Program Development (2014)

Project Details

Co-Learning Plan - 2014

Author: Michael Forsyth, Detroit Economic Growth Association, REVOLVE Detroit


This Co-Learning Plan focused on the tangible tasks, challenges, and best practices associated with development and management of pop-up programs in Detroit and around the nation. Using 'REVOLVE Detroit' as a model, Forsyth highlights best practices and challenges.

Summit Presentation


Michael ForsythMichael Forsyth, Detroit Economic Growth Association, REVOLVE Detroit

Michael Forsyth is the Retail Business Development Manager with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and the founder and Program Manager for REVOLVE Detroit. REVOLVE is a collaborative program of the DEGC that partners with local leaders, building owners, entrepreneurs, and artists to activate vacant storefronts with transformational businesses and art installations. The goal of the program is to foster the evolution and vibrancy of Detroit's neighborhood business districts. REVOLVE has emerged as a leading national example of a pop-up program and Michael Forsyth is consulted frequently on the topic of program development and strategies to advance temporary use and neighborhood revitalization. Mr. Forsyth has presented on the topic of pop-up to broad audiences at local, state and national conferences. Michael Forsyth attended Michigan State University where he earned a degree in Environmental Studies and a master's in Urban and Regional Planning.

Project Updated As Of September 30th, 2014