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The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America

11:30 AM

The Masonic

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2019-02-12 11:30 2019-02-12 13:30 America/Detroit DEC Meeting: The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America The Masonic Detroit Economic Club info@econclub.org

Alan Mallach


The Divided City

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Maurice Cox

Planning & Development Director

City of Detroit

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About This Meeting

Who really benefits from urban revival? Cities, from trendy coastal areas to the nation’s heartland, are seeing levels of growth beyond the wildest visions of only a few decades ago. Even as cities revive, they are becoming more unequal and more segregated. What does this mean for these cities—and the people who live in them?

The Divided City offers strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity. Author Alan Mallach makes a compelling case that these strategies must be local in addition to being concrete and focused on people’s needs—education, jobs, housing and quality of life. Change, he argues, will come city by city, not through national plans or utopian schemes.

Maurice Cox, Detroit’s Planning and Development Director, has a reputation for developing bold–yet achievable–plans that become tools for civic discourse and empowerment, embraced by diverse sectors of the community.

Together, Alan and Maurice will share their thoughts on what’s happening in America’s cities and on Detroit’s urban revival. This is one conversation about Detroit you won’t want to miss!

Meeting Agenda

11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:35 p.m. Program

1:30 p.m Adjourn

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