Detroit Policy Conference

Mayor Mike Duggan to Keynote Detroit Policy Conference

Mayor Duggan will kick off the conversation with remarks at the opening of the Conference. Since taking office in January, the Mayor has spearheaded efforts to tackle key challenges facing Detroit, including a strategy to address the city’s ongoing blight problem, the establishment of a Department of Neighborhoods office in each of the seven city council districts, and the improvement of city lighting and EMS response times.

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2015 Registration Now Open

The 2015 Detroit Policy Conference will be held on Thursday, February 26 at MotorCity Casino-Hotel Soundboard. Click here to register.

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Author and Renowned Community Development Expert Peter Kageyama to Keynote Detroit Policy Conference, Feb. 26

Kageyama PeterRenowned urban strategist and best-selling author Peter Kageyama will deliver a morning keynote address at the 2015 Detroit Policy Conference. Kageyama is the author of “For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places” and “Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places.” As an internationally-recognized community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist, Kageyama is an expert in downtown revitalization efforts, including talent attraction and retention and creative industries development.


Registration is now open for the 2015 Detroit Policy Conference, held on Thursday, February 26 at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel in Detroit.

For the first time in decades, Detroit has a sustainable path forward. But as the attention brought by bankruptcy will fade, the momentum will be challenged. Difficult decisions and hard work remain. As the 2015 Detroit Policy Conference takes place, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set the trajectory of Detroit. A city of unquestioned grit and resiliency. An iconic city with opportunity to build itself into what we have always wanted it to be. This new era, like all journeys, starts with a moment – the Detroit moment.

Be part of the moment.

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