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Detroit School Series: Hunter Morrison

March 19, 2014
Time: 12:00pm
A+A Auditorium, A+A Building

Hunter Morrison is director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium. He will speak on the new regional plan, "Vibrant Northeast Ohio 2040."

Mr. Morrison is Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium, a regional collaboration developing a vision and framework for a 12-county region in Northeast Ohio. The framework will link economic development strategies with, housing, land use, transportation, and infrastructure investments. The 33-member consortium includes the region’s five metropolitan planning organizations and councils of government as well as counties, cities, foundations and non-governmental organizations.

Mr. Morrison has served as director of the Youngstown State University Center for Urban and Regional Studies, where he managed the Youngstown 2010 Plan and as Planning Director for the city of Cleveland, where he was responsible for Cleveland’s Civic Vision 2000 Downtown and Citywide Plan Both plans received APA National Planning Awards.

About The Detroit School Series
Both the Chicago School of Sociology and the L.A. School of Urbanism have contributed many ideas to understanding cities. But Detroit is neither a dense, industrial Chicago nor a sprawling, fast-growing, immigrant-rich Los Angeles. Yet Detroit is representative of a host of cities that have experienced sustained and substantial deindustrialization, depopulation, and disinvestment since World War II.

Is it time to establish a Detroit School of Urban Studies? If so, what defines it? How does thinking about Detroit-like cities change the questions we ask and the answers we pursue in the many disciplines that contribute to urban studies? What do we gain by rallying a community of scholars under the Detroit School banner? What do we lose? Explore these issues throughout the academic year through the Detroit School Series.

Learn more at http://www.umich.edu/~detsch/index.html