IPPSR Forum - Gordie Howe International Bridge: Planning for Neighboring Bridge Communities

Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: IPPSR Forum - Gordie Howe International Bridge: Planning for Neighboring Bridge Communities Mackinac Room, 5th floor Anderson House Office Building, East Lansing, MI 48825

The binational agreements are signed and construction on the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) the Gordie Howe International Bridge is foreseeable. The bridge spans the Detroit River to connect the cities of Detroit and Windsor – the United States and Canada. This IPPSR Public Policy Forum will report on research related to the regional impact of the new bridge and policy considerations for a 2020 completion. Also on topic: residential relocations, housing and services for temporary workers and fluctuations in business activity.

Register now for IPPSR forums online at www.ippsr.msu.edu or by calling (517) 355-6672. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited. A light lunch is served on a first-come, first-served basis so early registration is needed to accommodate those in attendance.

Panelists:

   Andrew S. Doctoroff, Special Projects Adviser, Office of Governor Rick Snyder, Gordie Howe International Bridge construction.

   Bill Anderson, Ph.D., Ontario Research Chair in Cross-Border Transportation Policy, founding director of the Cross-Border Transportation Studies Institute and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor.

   Zeenat Kotval-Karamchandani, Assistant Professor of Urban & Regional Planning, Michigan State University. Her research interests include transportation planning, and urban and environmental sustainability. Currently, her research focuses on health impacts, travel behavior and environmental burdens of residents in inner cities and surrounding suburban areas in Michigan.

   Roger Hamlin, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Planning and Public Administration at Michigan State University. He is currently studying economic development activity related to the Gordie Howe International Bridge as well as the impact of construction on surrounding communities.

The public and policymakers are invited to register for IPPSR forums online or by calling (517) 355-6672. There is no charge to attend and the public is invited. A light lunch is served on a first-come, first-served basis so registration is needed to accommodate all who plan to attend.

All forums, unless otherwise indicated, begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Forums take place at the Anderson House Office Building, 5th Floor Mackinac Room, downtown Lansing, across from the Michigan Capitol. The address is 124 N. Capitol Ave.

Policymakers, state directors, capital staff, business and community leaders, university faculty and researchers, media and the general public are especially invited to attend IPPSR’s Forum Series.

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