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The City After Abandonment Discussion

March 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Many American cities, especially those in the Northeast and Midwest, have lost jobs and population for decades. Nevertheless, most city leaders pursue growth whether through tax incentives or stadiums and casinos, and most neighborhood activists envision redeveloped and rebuilt communities. But do alternatives exist? The City after Abandonment tackles that issue by addressing three questions. What do cities become after abandonment? What institutions and policies make a difference in what such cities become? What should these cities become?

At this event, the panelists will briefly discuss the book’s findings and what these suggest about the future for better, though smaller, cities. There will be a question and answer session following the discussion.

    Presenters:

  • Margaret Dewar, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • June Manning Thomas, Centennial Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • Lan Deng, Associate Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Michigan
  • Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
  • Dale Thompson, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan–Dearborn
  • Introduction by Maria Arquero de Alarcon, Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Details

Date:
March 14, 2013
Time:
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm