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Detroit: the 21st Century Challenge – a test of equity, vitality, and sustainability
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 5:30pm to Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 7:00pm

One of America’s premier cities of the 20th century is now struggling to find its way back from near collapse. How will the theories of equity and sustainability play out as this post-industrial city attempts to reinvigorate its urban areas?  Is equity planning a nice theory but impractical in these circumstances? What lessons can we learn?

The Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and supporters of the Ernie Bonner Equity Planning Endowed Scholarship invite you to the first annual Bonner Equity Planning event. This year we will host a panel discussion about the prospects and challenges faced by Detroit residents and leaders, about theory versus practice, and about the answers to the question “Can Detroit be rescued?” 
You will not want to miss this chance to explore the issues with our moderator Dr. Ellen Bassett of the Toulan School and a panel of speakers including Dr. Robin Boyle of Wayne State University in Detroit, Ms. Linda Thomas of the Detroit community development corporation U-SNAP-BAC, and Ms Michelle Rudd, a partner at Stoel Rives and member of the City of Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission.
Join us –
Thursday December 9th
5:30 to 7:00 P.M.
University Place Hotel
Columbia Falls Ballroom
310 SW Lincoln Street
The only requisite for admission is an inquiring mind and willingness to challenge theories and explore options. To attend this exciting event please RSVP by December 1 to