Sponsored by State Budget Solutions and the Manhattan Institute, this two day conference will discuss the way forward for Detroit and lessons learned for other cities on the brink.
“How The Motor City is Rebuilding and Returning to Greatness”
Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. ET
Thanks in no small part to private sector groups, Detroit is indeed rising, and making itself into a 21st century city. This panel will look at how Detroit has been engaging with citizens, entrepreneurs and other partners to turn around the city and create a solid foundation for its future.
The panel will be moderated by Nolan Finley of the Detroit News, and will feature:
- Karen Johnson Moore, Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation
- Chief James Craig, Detroit Police Department
- Steve Ogden, Rock Ventures
- Brittany Sanders, Challenge Detroit
- Councilman James Tate, Detroit City Council
”Learning from Detroit: Hope for Cities on the Brink”
Friday, July 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET
The final chapter in Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings has yet to be written, but it’s not too early to ask about lessons for other fiscally-distressed cities. What are bankruptcy’s advantages and disadvantages as a tool for fiscal reform? What should states’ role be in preventing and/or addressing fiscal distress? Which other cities are now most at risk of insolvency?
The panel will be moderated by Michael Allegretti, VP for programs at the Manhattan Institute, and feature:
- Ted Dabrowski, Illinois Policy Institute
- Stephen Eide, Manhattan Institute
- James Hohman, Mackinac Center
- Andrew Moylan, R Street Institute