Veteran journalist and author John Gallagher explores the latest moves to bring new life to post-industrial cities like Detroit. He surveys new forms of municipal governance, new trends in business development and educational reform, and new uses for abandoned urban land. He draws examples not only from Detroit but from many cities in the United States and Europe. His message is hopeful—that as troubled as they are, these cities are experimenting in many positive ways to reinvent themselves as better places for the 21st century. John Gallagher is a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, and the author of the just released Revolution Detroit. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.