STUDENT EVENT: Small Plates, Big Ideas with Robin West Smith: A Discussion on Detroit: Living Beyond Bankruptcy - Preservation in America's Legacy Cities.

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Date: November 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Tierney Alumni House | Map
5510 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
Category: Lunch

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Based on the Regenerating America's Legacy Cities whitepaper, "Legacy cities have many assets that can be catalysts for regeneration, including vital downtown areas, stable and historic neighborhoods, multimodal transportation networks, vibrant universities and medical centers, and rich artistic and cultural resources." Robin West Smith will elaborate on these concepts and more by connecting the dots between what is happening in Detroit and around the world. This discussion will help you understand what it takes to be successful in the urban planning arena.

Robin West Smith, MA, MUP, PMP, is a native Detroiter and product of the Detroit Public School System. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Masters in Urban Planning and a Certificate in Economic Development and completed a MA in Sociology at Wayne State University. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with the International Project Management Institute, and certified trainer with the Professional Woman Network in Kentucky, co-authoring seven books and publishing her first book: Women Who RISE: Our Lineage of Leadership for PWN Publishing.

She previously taught Introduction to Urban Studies at WSU. She has also taught Urban Sociology at Eastern Michigan University. Upon nearing completion of her MA in Sociology, in August 2015, she was contracted to teach Introduction to Sociology at Monroe County Community College. She was nominated as an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty for the academic years 2016 and 2017, and won the award in April 2017. She also served as the keynote speaker for the First United Methodist Church Women’s History Month luncheon (Monroe, MI). She currently is building her own company brand as a self-development leader with the WADE Center for Development, LLC, focusing on training seminars and workshops empowering women.