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URP Spring Speaker Series | Planning on the Courthouse Steps: Inside Detroit’s Bankruptcy


08 Apr 5:30-7pm

Members of Code for DC gathered at a recent hackathon. Technology, innovation, and social engagement are disrupting systems across governments and industries. (Photo Credit: Code for DC)

The Urban & Regional Planning program is proud to present its Spring 2015 public lecture series, The City Disrupted. Building on last fall’s exploration of large urban investments, the spring lectures will explore short-term transformations in cities driven by the impacts of new technologies, shifting economies, the environment, new social networks, or governance. 

Stakeholders from across the university and the community will join us in a series of dialogues that seek to answer the question: Where does community stewardship reside in the disrupted city?

Details for specific events are listed below. These events are free and open to the public, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP in advance to ensure your seat.

The series is hosted in the auditorium of the Georgetown downtown campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW—conveniently located within walking distance of stations serving all Metro lines.


Planning on the Courthouse Steps: Inside Detroit’s Bankruptcy

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

In July 2013, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest municipal filing in U.S. History.  How do you plan for a new long-term future when digging out of the old long-term past?

Discussion Leaders:

  • Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Partners; Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown Real Estate Program
  • Kevyn Orr, Former Emergency Financial Manager for City of Detroit


Georgetown SCS

640 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

Add to Calendar 2015-04-08 17:30 2015-04-08 19:00 America/New_York URP Spring Speaker Series | Planning on the Courthouse Steps: Inside Detroit’s Bankruptcy Members of Code for DC gathered at a recent hackathon. Technology, innovation, and social engagement are disrupting systems across governments and industries. (Photo Credit: Code for DC) The Urban & Regional Planning program is proud to present its Spring 2015 public lecture series, The City Disrupted. Building on last fall’s exploration of large urban investments, the spring lectures will explore short-term transformations in cities driven by the impacts of new technologies, shifting economies, the environment, new social networks, or governance.  Stakeholders from across the university and the community will join us in a series of dialogues that seek to answer the question: Where does community stewardship reside in the disrupted city? Details for specific events are listed below. These events are free and open to the public, so we strongly encourage you to RSVP in advance to ensure your seat. The series is hosted in the auditorium of the Georgetown downtown campus at 640 Massachusetts Avenue, NW—conveniently located within walking distance of stations serving all Metro lines. Planning on the Courthouse Steps: Inside Detroit’s Bankruptcy Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. In July 2013, Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, making it the largest municipal filing in U.S. History.  How do you plan for a new long-term future when digging out of the old long-term past? Discussion Leaders: Calvin Gladney, Managing Partner, Mosaic Urban Partners; Adjunct Instructor, Georgetown Real Estate Program Kevyn Orr, Former Emergency Financial Manager for City of Detroit Georgetown SCS , 640 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, District of Columbia, United States 20001 MM/DD/YYYY