San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Researcher—Practitioner Dialogue on Detroit
As part of its on-going recovery and regeneration, Detroit continues to evolve as a city, as a community, and as a place. Over the next ten years, residents, policymakers, business, university, civic, and philanthropic leaders have the unique opportunity to reshape the city in a way that is inclusive of all of its residents. Collectively these sectors are pilot testing new policies, programs and projects to redesign public infrastructure, reclaim vacant properties, reinvigorate civic capacity, and recalibrate government services and systems.
As Detroit forges this new urban narrative, a new cadre of local leaders and emerging scholars face new and complex policy issues and research questions that demand more collaborative approaches and partnerships. Yet, practitioners and researchers often pose different sets of questions that seek slightly different answers. They rarely have the opportunity to collaboratively develop and design a shared policy and research agenda.
With support from the Kresge Foundation, the Urban Institute invites you to participate in a one-day dialogue where practitioners and researchers can identify the most salient research and policy questions to help advance Detroit’s on-going regeneration. By bringing together emerging scholars and the next generation of local leaders, this dialogue will help ensure that research on the future of Detroit reflects the realities on the ground and on the horizon.
During the dialogue you will have the opportunity to share your thoughts on what Detroit could become and how applied, collaborative research can support stronger evidence-based policies, plans and programs. We hope you can join us. Travel assistance is available for those of you outside of the Detroit area.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
If you have questions about the event logistics or program, please contact Joe Schilling (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Tina Stacy (email@example.com). If you have questions about travel assistance contact Tanaya Srini (TSrini@urban.org)
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you cannot make it or have colleagues interested in attending, please let us know and send us their names first so we manage the space we have.
When & Where
The Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and delivered evidence-based solutions that improve lives, strengthen communities and increase the effectiveness of public policy. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the fiscal health of government across a rapidly urbanizing world.