Driving Detroit


Today’s video is of a lecture given at TRP by George Galster, Clarence Hilberry Professor of Urban Affairs in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University in Detroit. The title of the talk ‘Driving Detroit’ is also the name of Galster’s most recent book, in which he dissects the urban condition in the city that has been described as the world’s first post-industrial metropolis. As a passionate advocate for post-industrial cities Galster guides you through the life of Detroit, from its beginning, through the years of segregation and depopulation as it tore itself apart from within, to its potential rebirth in the 21st Century.