June Manning Thomas Awarded University of Michigan's Ginsberg Center Stuart A. Miller Research Fellowships

Centennial Professor of Urban and Regional Planning June Manning Thomas has been awarded a Stuart A Miller Research Fellowship for 2009-10. The purpose of the fellowship, offered by the Ginsberg Center, is “to advance understanding of the effects of university-community partnerships on addressing community-identified issues and advancing community agendas.” The award will go into effect winter 2010.

In addition, Thomas received funding from UM OVPR for a research project entitled “Land Use Strategies of Community Development Corporations,” which is scheduled to begin September 1. Thomas has also recently published a chapter entitled “Michigan’s Urban Policies in an Era of Land Use Reform and Creative-Class Cities” in Richard W. Jelier and Gary Sands’ book Sustaining Michigan: Metropolitan Policies and Strategies. Her chapter discusses at Michigan’s urban policies in light of nationwide guidance on what urban policies for states should include.