OVERCOMING URBAN CHALLENGES IN AT THE ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
THE SPIRIT OF DETROIT
DELIBERATIVE WORKSHOP OCTOBER 17-18, 2016 CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY ONE KENNEDY SQUARE (ON CAMPUS MARTIUS) DETROIT, MICHIGAN
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: HONORABLE DAN KILDEE Born and raised in Flint, Congressman Dan Kildee is a lifelong Michigan resident who in just his second term in Congress has become a powerful force for Michigan. Congressman Kildee currently serves on the Financial Services Committee, in addition to being a Regional Whip. In his first six months in office, he secured $100 million in federal funds to help remove blighted and abandoned homes throughout Michigan, including in Flint and Saginaw. In Congress, he’s also fought to protect afterschool programs and create summer jobs projects for youth to help reduce violence and provide opportunity. Before being elected to Congress, he co-founded and served as the president of The Center for Community Progress, a national non-profit organization, where he served as one of the nation’s leading voices on urban land reform and revitalization. He founded Michigan’s first land bank – the Genesee County Land Bank – which is responsible for over $100 million in redevelopment in the city of Flint. The Genesee County Land Bank later served as a model for almost 100 other land banks across the nation. Previously, he also served as the Genesee County Treasurer, on the Genesee County Board of Commissioners, and on the Flint Board of Education. Additionally, he worked for eight years at the Whaley Children’s Center, a shelter and rehabilitation facility in Flint for children who have experienced trauma and abuse. Congressman Kildee resides in Flint with his wife, Jennifer. They currently have two children in college, Kenneth at the University of Michigan-Flint and Katy at Central Michigan University. Dan’s oldest son Ryan and his wife Ginger are the parents of their first two grandchildren, Caitlin and Colin.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 (Detroit) 7 p.m.
Welcome dinner and reception
Andiamo Detroit Riverfront, 400 Renaissance Center, Suite A-403
Monday, October 17, 2016 (One Kennedy Square, on Campus Martius) 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Morning Welcome Coffee
Keynote Charge: Honorable Dan Kildee, Member of Congress
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Opening Plenary: Overview and Work Plan David Jesuit, Chair, and Nancy Quarles, Vice-Chair
Lunch on campus
Central Kitchen & Bar, 660 Woodward Ave #4a, Detroit, MI
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:00-10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch on campus
Forum meetings to finalize reports
Closing Plenary – Forum Reports and Discussion
Fishbone’s, 4822A, 400 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
Downtown and Beyond Bus Tour (depart from Atheneum Hotel) Lunch in Flint or Saginaw, Dinner in Mt. Pleasant
We will reconvene in Mount Pleasant
A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H.
Central Michigan University: 777 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 People Mover Station: 535 Griswold St. Ste. 400, Detroit, MI 48226 Central Kitchen & Bar: 660 Woodward Ave. Ste. 4a, Detroit, MI 48226 Atheneum Suite Hotel: 1000 Brush St., Detroit, MI 48226 Fishbone's: 400 Monroe St., Detroit, MI 48226 People Mover (Greektown Station): 1055 Beaubien St., Detroit, MI 48226 Andiamo: 400 Renaissance Ctr. Ste. A403, Detroit, MI 48243 People Mover (Renaissance Center): 100 Renaissance Ctr., Detroit, MI 48243
OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES The workshop seeks to learn from Detroit’s and Flint’s exceptional histories and showcase their present-day opportunities and challenges so that nonprofit organizations and their partners in the public and private sectors can learn from their rise, fall and potential resurgence. We are adopting an innovative format that includes three separate, deliberative forums comprising about 10 participants each and running simultaneously, before coming together again after multiple sessions held over two days to summarize their conclusions. Outside experts will also be invited to join each forum and consult with participants during scheduled interventions. It is expected that these deliberations will lead to the publication of white papers that integrate these outcomes and are primarily aimed at policymakers in the public and nonprofit sectors. Publication of an edited volume for an academic audience is anticipated, but it is considered a secondary goal.
METHODOLOGY AND OUTCOMES Deliberation Democratic decision-making requires deliberation, where solutions to public problems are developed through an exchange of ideas characterized by reason-giving, consideration of others’ perspectives, inclusive participation, and equal treatment among participants. Deliberation is also, ideally, an open-ended process, where participants truly listen to one another before making up their minds. In short, they are willing to be persuaded by others’ experiences, concerns, and reason-giving.
White papers Deliberation among a diverse group of people typically produces more effective policy recommendations, because the perspectives of everyone affected by a public issue are built into the solution. The white papers drafted during the deliberative sessions should reflect the type of thoughtful, innovative recommendations that result from deliberative decision-making.
TIGRE NET This event is being organized by the Transnational Initiative on Governance Research and Education Network, or “TIGRE Net,” which is an international group of scholars, students and field specialists dedicated to identifying the opportunities and challenges public managers confront in the global economy and to providing them with the strategies and skills necessary to overcome obstacles to domestic, cross-border and international coordination. Central Michigan University’s NASPAA accredited MPA program is a founding member of the TIGRE Net and this would be the second international academic event to be hosted by us. Outputs from the TIGRE Net include several academic conferences and workshops, which have been supported by a grant from the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and academic partners Canada, Germany, Italy and the US. Research from these events has been published in a number of academic outlets, including the recent edited volume published by Routledge entitled Governance and Public Management: Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times (2014).
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS Central Michigan University
Office of the President Office of the Provost College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Department of Political Science and Public Administration The Philip A. Hart and William G. Milliken Endowed Speaker Series for Integrity in Politics
The University of Macerata, Italy The University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Italy Glendon College at York University, Canada California State University-Long Beach Mundus Urbano Consortium, European Union
CONCURRENT DELIBERATIVE FORUM ONE GROWING THE ECONOMY: URBAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION Participants in this group will discuss the role of government (international, national, and local) in promoting economic growth in urban areas, the transnational elements of that role, and the best practices that can be identified in this field. Facilitator: │ Michael Wolf, Indiana University–Purdue University, Fort Wayne Participants:
Tina Alagna, Unemployment Insurance Administration, Michigan Tim Dolehanty, Controller/Administrator, Ingham County, Michigan Elona Guga, University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” Italy So Hee Jeon, Central Michigan University Ian Roberge, Glendon College at York University, Canada Emily Thompson, Office of Economic Development, Wayne State University Sulamain Wasty, Sharakpur Financial, Washington DC
CONCURRENT DELIBERATIVE FORUM TWO BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE: MEETING THE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION This forum will concern itself with the challenges that globalization and its attendant economic expansion impose on both the physical and social infrastructure of urban areas. Specific areas of concern will include the provision of public services that are vital to the maintenance of a growing business community and methods for enhancing the quality of life of those served by that community. Facilitator: │ Thomas Greitens, Central Michigan University Participants:
José Ignacio Acevedo, Director, Aple Urban Planning and Design Group, Mexico Arindam Biswas, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India Nebojša Čamprag, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany Charles Conteh, Brock University, Canada Steve Duchane, City Manager, Eastpointe, Michigan Susan Hoffmann, Western Michigan University Kim Young Tae, University of Seoul, Republic of Korea
CONCURRENT DELIBERATIVE FORUM THREE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: MEETING THE ECOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL CHALLENGES OF GLOBALIZATION The third group of deliberative participants will examine the challenges of growing an urban economy in an age of globalization while protecting both the natural environment and the practices essential to a democratic civic life. Facilitator: J. Cherie Strachan, Central Michigan University Participants:
Diontrae Hayes, Trustee, Township of Lansing, Michigan Robert Heuton, Wayne State University Pam Lavers, Deputy County Executive, Macomb County, Michigan Nancy Quarles, Central Michigan University & Oakland County Board Mike Spence, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) Lawrence Sych, Central Michigan University Russell Williams, Memorial University, Canada
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