Francis Grunow

Francis Grunow

Adjunct Professor

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Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
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Areas of Expertise:
Community Economic Development
Community Engagement
Historic Preservation
Local Government
Real Estate
Regional Sustainability and Development


  • Juris Doctor, Wayne State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University


Francis Grunow is an urbanist working across sectors in the service of cities — especially his hometown of Detroit. Francis has experience with nonprofit organizations, urban planning, government and policy matters, community economic development, media relations, mentoring, writing and creative endeavors.

For more than 25 years, Francis has developed an eclectic set of professional relationships. He collaborates on a variety of projects and initiatives with a wide range of partners, including those in government, for profit corporations and nonprofit organizations.