Dewar and Manning Thomas Present at The City After Abandonment

Dewar and Manning Thomas Present at The City After Abandonment

Professor Margaret Dewar, along with Centennial Professor June Manning Thomas, will be featured presenters at the Monday, January 28th panel titled, “The City After Abandonment,” taking place from 4-5:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

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? The panelists will discuss the book’s findings and what these suggest about the future for better, though smaller, cities.

A reception and book signing will follow the discussion. The City After Abandonment will be available for purchase at the event for $45 with cash or a check to the University of Michigan.

The City After Abandonment
Monday, January 28, 2013
4:00-5:30 PM
Betty Ford Classroom, 1110 Weill Hall
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

For more information about the event along with details about the panel, please click here