MSU IPPSR to host forum on Gordie Howe International Bridge

The binational agreements are signed and construction on the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) the Gordie Howe International Bridge is foreseeable.

April 14, 2016

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. The MSU Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) is hosting a Public Policy Forum on Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2016, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to report on research related to the regional impact of the new bridge and policy considerations for a 2020 completion. This event will focus on Planning for Neighboring Bridge Communities, and residential relocations, housing and services for temporary workers and fluctuations in business activity. The forum will take place in the Mackinac Room on the 5th floor of the Anderson House Office Building in Lansing. Panelists include:

  • Andrew S. Doctoroff, special projects adviser, Office of Governor Rick Snyder;
  • Bill Anderson, PhD, 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;
  • Roger Hamlin, PhD, professor of Urban & Regional Planning MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction.

To reserve your space, register online or call (517) 355-6672. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more at: 2016 IPPSR Public Policy Forums.

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