Take A Class On Detroit's Past, Bankruptcy And Future

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Take A Class On Detroit's Past, Bankruptcy And Future by WDET

Wayne State University is offering a course focused on Detroit's past, its current state as a bankrupt city and its future. The school’s Urban Studies and Planning Department offer the class called Detroit Metropolis in Transition. Professor Robin Boyle says the university was inspired to take on the subject because the school is in the heart of the city.

"We felt it was really important that Wayne State steps up and considers putting on a new course that would bring the challenges facing the city front and center to the students and others who want to come to the university and learn more about where Detroit is, how it got to this position and, more importantly, where it is going," Boyle said.

Boyle says the course is lecture-based and will feature a range of local experts in the areas of business and government. He says Wayne State hopes to offer the course in future semesters.

Find more coverage of Detroit's bankruptcy and its impact on people and neighborhoods on WDET's Next Chapter Detroit blog.

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