Exploring Detroit: the path to bankruptcy---and the way back

The DUSP HCED fall seminar series will begin on October 22nd and our first speaker is Professor George Galster, the Clarence Hilberry Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University in Detroit.  

Detroit is the first major American city to declare bankruptcy.  Yet below the surface are clues to its fall and insights to help us assess ideas and plans for its future.  Professor Galster’s will discuss his latest book, Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in Motor City, which explores Detroit’s economic structure, racial dynamics, political culture, and regional place, allowing us to look deeply and historically at the evolution of a city that has gone from more than 2 million to fewer than 700,000 residents.

RSVP to hcrawfor@mit.edu by October 18th.