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The Other Urban America: Day 1

Friday, April 26, 2019
1:00 pm
Armstrong Student Center 1066

The Other Urban America: The Past, Present and Possible Futures of the Small Industrial Cities of the Midwest, an interdisciplinary symposium

The urban renaissance hasn’t yet arrived in the Rust Belt. Smaller, second-tier cities in the Midwest continue to struggle with class and racial inequality and economic disinvestment. The purpose of this symposium is to bring academic researchers, policy experts and elected officials together for a focused, intensive conversation about the smaller industrial cities.

11:30-1:00: Arrival, Registration, Welcomes

1:00-2:30: Session I (Armstrong 1066) – Still Living with Deindustrialization: The Economics of Small Industrial Cities
Venue: Miami University, Armstrong Center

o  Presenter: Alison Goebel, Greater Ohio PolicyCenter

o  Commentator: Tracy Neumann, Wayne StateUniversity

o  Moderator: Youn Ki, Miami University

Coffee Break: 2:30-3:00


3:00:4:30 Session II (Armstrong 1066) – Migration, Immigration, Diversity

o  Presenter: Monica Harris, Dayton Human Relations Council

o  Commentator: Colin Gordon, University of Iowa

o  Moderator: Jim Connolly, Ball State University

5:00-6:30: Session III (Armstrong 1066) – Survival Strategies, Personal & Social

o  Presenter: Nishani Frazier, Miami University

o  Commentator: Trevon Logan, Ohio State University

o  Moderator: Matt Lassiter, University of Michigan

6:30-8:00 Dinner and Speaker, Mayor Nan Whaley, Dayton, Ohio(Armstrong 1086)


8:00 – Screening of Frontline episode on Dayton with Alec MacGillis, reporter ProPublica (Armstrong 1066)

This event is co-sponsored by: American Studies, Geography, History, Political Science and the Humanities Center

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