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Thursday, April 5 • 3:10pm - 4:35pm
TH3.10.18 Ongoing Urban Distress in the Post-Industrial Midwest

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With so much focus on the “regeneration” of places like Detroit and Cleveland, the vast spaces of major distress in the region are sometimes forgotten. This session is composed of papers dedicated to studying historical and ongoing sources of marginalization and deprivation within industrial Midwestern cities.


Moderator: Jason Hackworth, University of Toronto 


Urban Decline as White Reaction 
Jason Hackworth, University of Toronto


Squatters or Homesteaders? The Unequal Outcomes of Regulating Property Informality in Detroit 
Claire Herbert, Drexel University


Instrumental Exploitation: Negotiations at City’s End 
Joshua Akers, University of Michigan-Dearborn; Eric Seymour, Brown University


Flint Residents’ Lack of Mobility in the Wake of the Water Crisis 
Victoria Morckel, University of Michigan-Flint; Bernadette Hanlon, Ohio State University


Thursday April 5, 2018 3:10pm - 4:35pm
Chestnut East (Mezzanine Floor)