Peter Eisinger, Professor Emeritus of the Urban Policy Program, has been focusing his recent research on the City of Detroit. In March, Eisinger spoke on the Detroit: A City in Crisis panel at the 44th Urban Affairs Association conference. In May, Professor Eisinger gave the endowed Lent Upson lecture at Wayne State University in Detroit, “Five Challenges to Detroit’s Recovery.”
In addition to speaking engagements, Eisinger’s paper, “Is Detroit Dead?” was published in the Journal of Urban Affairs in February. He also has two forthcoming papers, due for publication in 2015: “Theorizing Urban Death,” in R. Scott and S. Kasslyn, eds., Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and “Detroit Prospects: Why Recovery Is Elusive,” in Michael Peter Smith and L. Owen Kirkpatrick, eds., Reinventing Detroit.