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Lunch UP

Dispelling the Myths and Assumptions of Public-Private Development

Presenter: Dr. Mark Rosentraub, Kinesiology, U-M

From the Dependent City and City Limits to Cities In The World Economy to the Triumph of the Cities scholars have focused on a variety of issues related to public-private development. For many of us focused on revitalizing cities there is a need to separate myths and realities in an effort to understand what are urban legends and which strategies best navigate (or direct us to) what has been described as the progressive engagement of capital into projects that create opportunities for all economic classes. Those of us in the academia have to balance the advocacy work in which we engage with the requirements to (1) produce publishable articles and books, (2) incorporate our research and engagement activities into our teaching, and (3) create research/learning opportunities and funding for our students.

The discussion planned for January 28th will balance theory and practice with the demands of the academy as each of us looks to change cities and sustain successful careers at leading research universities that want a sustained leadership role in urban planning, policy, design, development, and finance.

These sessions are a response to requests from faculty and students to learn more about what’s going on in the field in an informal environment. We hope this can inspire emergent thoughts and connections that will inform our scholarship. If you have research you would like to present, or a provocative article you would like to discuss, please speak with Larissa Larsen, David Weinreich, or Carla Kayanan.

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