Designing Sustainable Detroit Symposium
This UDMcast features Dave Bing, Mayor, City of Detroit; Matthew Cullen '83, President, Board of M1 Rail Project; Dave Tyler, Deputy Director, Wayne County Economic Development Growth Engine; and Melissa Roy, Senior Director of Transportation Policy and Government Relations, Detroit Regional Chamber, recorded September 30, 2010. Running time is 1 hour 56 minutes 38 seconds. Select UDMcast format below.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and other area leaders came to UDM Sept. 30 for the 2010 Designing Sustainable Detroit Symposium, "Riding Trucks, Trains, Boats and Planes to Urban Vitality." Bing, Matthew Cullen '83, president of the Board of the M1 Rail Project on Detroit's light rail initiative, and representatives from the Wayne County Executive's Office and the Detroit Regional Chamber spoke on how transportation initiatives promise to bring economic development, job creation and improved livability to Detroit and the region.
Introductions of the speakers are provided by UDM Interim President Michael Joseph and Dean of the College of Engineering & Science Leo Hanifin. The speakers are:
|Dave Bing, mayor of the City of Detroit
Before being elected mayor of Detroit in 2009, Bing was a hall-of-fame athelete and a successful businessman. In 2007, he was named Hour Magazine’s “Detroiter of the Year” for his contributions to his adopted city. Bing was also active on the boards of directors of Detroit Renaissance and the Downtown Detroit Partnership. As mayor, Bing has promoted a vision of a light rail system in Detroit.
|Matthew Cullen '83, president, Board of M1 Rail Project
The M1 Rail company seeks to connect Detroit’s entertainment, employment, and other sectors with a three-mile rail along Woodward Ave. Cullen is co-chairman of the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and vice chairman of the Detroit Downtown Development Authority. Cullen was chief architect of GM's $500 million acquisition and development of the Renaissance Center as GM's global headquarters, and the billion dollar redevelopment of the Detroit Riverfront.
|Dave Tyler, deputy director for Wayne County's Economic Development Growth Engine
Tyler is a leading community and economic development professional with over 30 years experience in the field of suburban and urban planning. He co-authored the Michigan Society of Planning Officials' “Trend Future Reports,” including the history of transportation for the state of Michigan.
|Melissa Roy, senior director of Transportation Policy and Government Relations, Detroit Regional Chamber
Roy is in charge of monitoring issues that may impact the trade and infrastructure of Southeast Michigan. She discusses Detroit’s TranslinkeD Strategy, which identifies key projects to stimulate economic development and will help southeast Michigan serve as an inland port for global trade.
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