The High Road Runs Through the City is an annual program with common features every year:
- Creative individual project work
- Group experience of urban immersion in arts, culture, history, neighborhoods, politics and economy of a great rust belt city
- Skill building, teamwork and leadership development
- Application of academic learning to practical reality
Every year is also unique as the High Road is a journey through current events, new development projects, evolving challenges, and everyday innovation and change.