Revitalizing Detroit After Bankruptcy, a Panel Discussion and Q&A Session

How to rightsize city government, determine what to privatize and outsource, and lure jobs back to Detroit

As Detroit prepares to file its bankruptcy restructuring plan, a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a local business leader, and a panel of local and national policy experts will detail specific regulatory changes, tax and pension reforms, competitions for city services, asset privatization, and new redevelopment projects to help revive the city. Shikha Dalmia, award-winning former editorial writer at the Detroit News, will moderate the panel discussion, which will be followed by a Q&A session. Complimentary food and drinks will be available at the event at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Pontchartrain on Thursday, February 20, at 10 am.


Dr. E.S. Savas
Presidential Professor of Public Affairs, City University of New York
Former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Former Deputy City Administrator, New York City

Rodney M. Lockwood, Jr.
Chairman and CEO, Lockwood Companies
Former Chairman of the Board, Michigan Housing Council

Michael LaFaive
Director of Fiscal Policy, Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Author, Privatization: The Motor City’s Renaissance Engine

Anthony Randazzo
Director of Economic Policy, Reason Foundation
Author of a forthcoming study examining Michigan pensions

Leonard Gilroy
Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation
Editor, Annual Privatization Report

Shikha Dalmia, moderator
Senior Policy Analyst, Reason Foundation
Columnist, The Washington Examiner and Contributor, Bloomberg View


February 20, 2014
10:00 am to 11:00 am


Hotel Crowne Plaza Pontchartrain
Windsor Ballroom
2 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 965-0200


If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact:

Leonard Gilroy, Director of Government Reform, Reason Foundation, (858) 699-8819
Kristen Kelley, Communications Specialist, Reason Foundation, (443) 722-5592