Infrastructure and Emergency Powers Workshop, Michigan

In collaboration with the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and Louise Seamster at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, this conversation took on some of the issues presented in an affiliated panel on emergency management held on February 22, 2018 in Detroit, considering emergency management as not only a local but also a national project, which engages with systems of infrastructure, government, and culture at multiple scales. 


9:30 — Coffee


  • Curt Guyette, ACLU of Michigan
  • Tom Stephens, Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management
  • Juanita Henry, City Commissioner, Benton Harbor 

10:30 — Discussion


  • June Manning Thomas, the University of Michigan 
  • Peter Hammer, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State School of Law
  • Dana Kornberg, The University of Michigan

11:45 — Discussion

2:00 — SYSTEMS

  • The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, Columbia University
  • Danielle Purifoy, Duke University
  • Tawana Petty, Petty Propolis

2:30 — Discussion 

3:15 — Full-group discussion 

4:00 — Conclusion