Urban development in Detroit, Flint

January 11, 2018
Contact: Jared Wadley jwadley@umich.edu


DATE: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

EVENT: U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) and John Gallagher, a Detroit Free Press business writer, will discuss the future of urban development in Flint and Detroit.

Born and raised in Flint, Kildee is in his third term in Congress. He has focused on various issues, including protecting the Great Lakes, fighting blight throughout Michigan, and successfully getting aid to Flint families in response to the city’s water crisis.

He recently launched a new initiative, “The Future of America’s Cities and Towns,” to change the way Congress thinks about and invests in older, industrial communities across the nation.

Gallagher is a veteran journalist and author who covers urban and economic development efforts in Detroit and Michigan. His book, “Reimagining Detroit: Opportunities for Redefining an American City,” was chosen by the Huffington Post as among the best social and political books in 2010.
The event is free and open to the public.

PLACE: School of Social Work, Room 1840 (ECC), 1080 S. University Ave.

SPONSOR: Poverty and Inequality Learning Community

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/Jgb5P