February 21, 2014
Michigan Union, Anderson Room C&D
Kimberley Kinder is a postdoctoral fellow with the Michigan Society of Fellows and will join the Urban and Regional Planning Program, Taubman College, in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Urban Studies. She is preparing a book manuscript, Cities without Services: Neoliberal Disinvestment and Do-It-Yourself Governance in Detroit. On Friday, February 21, she will give the lecture, "Occupied: Matchmaking and Landscaping in Residential Detroit" from 4:15 to 6 pm in Anderson Room C & D in the Michigan Union.
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.
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