RESPECT AND THE CITY: Race, Class, and Development in Detroit... and NYC

8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Respect and City

Detroit and New York are both iconic American cities with long histories of tension at the intersections of race and class, labor and capital. In tough economic times, competition for resources and power can be fierce. How do groups demand respect and gain economic influence? How have these tensions shaped urban America in recent decades–and why have these two cities followed such different paths out of the era of industrial decline and the rise of globalization?

Remarks from:
George Galster, author, Driving Detroit, and professor of urban affairs, Wayne State University

Followed by a conversation with:
Peter Eisinger, Henry Cohen Professor, Milano School for International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School
Carol O'Cleireacain, economic consultant 
Ademola Oyefaso, political and legislative director, The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW, CLC

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of of the Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program at the Milano Graduate School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy.

Supported by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

Join us at 1:30 pm for the kick-off of a two-day conference, "After the Crisis: Housing Policy and Finance in the US and UK" with George Galster, John Cassidy of The New Yorker, Xavier Briggs of MIT, Nicholas Retsinas of Harvard and others. Info at:


Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Attendance is free but you must reserve a seat. Click here to RSVP.

Contact Information:

Email or call 212.229.5418

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