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Upcoming LSE Cities Public Lectures in January 2016

Tuesday 12 January 2016
Detroit Rising?: Crisis, Bankruptcy, and Reinvention
18.30-20.00, TW1.G.01 Lecture Theatre, Tower 1, St Clements Inn, London, WC2A 2AZ

Speaker: Thomas Sugrue, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and History at New York University.
Chair: Michael McQuarrie, Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Detroit is the largest American municipality to have declared bankruptcy. In this LSE Cities public lecture leading urban historian Thomas Sugrue examines the roots of the city’s fiscal crisis, its implications for urban finance, pensions, and the future of American cities, and examines the opportunities and obstacles that Detroit faces in its efforts to restructure its local government, redevelop its downtown and neighborhoods, and reorganize its troubled economy.


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