What Is Wayne State’s Role In Building Detroit’s Future?

WSU considers its position in Detroit.

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Wayne State University powers a big part of Detroit’s economy, and has always done so.

But as the city changes, Wayne is also crafting its vision for the future – both as an institution of higher learning, and as a critical part of Detroit’s economy and culture. The goal at Wayne is to be a very different place by 2040. But how to get there?

A master planning process for the university begins today, and the university is inviting students, faculty, staff and community to give input.

Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson speaks with WSU professor of urban planning, Robin Boyle, about the event and Wayne State’s role in Detroit.

To hear the conversation, click on the audio player above.



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