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Flint: Water + Lead + Infrastructure

February 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Flint, a city of about 100,000 in southeastern Michigan, is known as the birthplace of General Motors and for subsequent Rustbelt decline. Two new words define the city nationally: lead poisoning. Contamination of the municipal water supply and a shocking list of resulting health problems are a product of uniquely toxic chemistry, politics, and power within the region and the state. However, aging infrastructure and social inequality, problems shared by many other American cities, were also key ingredients in this disaster, prompting the question of whether this could happen elsewhere, and how to prevent it.

Please join us as Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee speaks from Washington, D.C. about the current drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and its connections with the city’s infrastructure. Rep. Kildee is a lifelong Flint resident who founded the pioneering Genesee County Land Bank and co-founded the Center for Community Progress, a national organization promoting urban land reform and revitalization.

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Panelists:
Telisa M. Stewart, Assistant Professor, Upstate Medical University
Paula C. Johnson, Professor, Syracuse University College of Law
Session chair and organizer: 
Susan Dieterlen, Research Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture, Faculty Research Fellow, SyracuseCoE

Details

Date:
February 9, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Professor Susan Dieterlen

Venue

SyracuseCoE Headquarters
727 East Washington Street
Syracuse, NY 13210 United States
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Phone:
315-443-4445
Website:
www.syracusecoe.syr.edu