Authors: Rayman Mohamed, Wayne State University
This Co-Learning Plan examined development trends in Detroit. Since Midtown Detroit has shown signs of resilience in the face of Detroit's recent economic shortcomings, it was the focus area of this report. The report went through recent and past development in Midtown, a brief introduction to the developers, and where the main points of development are in Midtown. The paper looked at these key areas while maintaining that the strategy of real estate-led economic development is an underlying reason for Midtown's level of success.
Rayman Mohamed, Wayne State University Rayman Mohamed, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Wayne State University. His research interests include brownfields redevelopment, understanding the decision-making of developers and the role of psychology in planning. Dr. Mohamed previously worked for The Carter Presidential Center. He has published in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Studies, and Urban Affairs Review. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Guyana, a Master's degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of South of Florida, and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell.