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E-M:/ Anti-Sprawl Event - March 16

Suburban Sprawl: A Big Ugly Problem That’s Spreading

Suburban Sprawl is a moral, social, and environmental problem AND it’s costing you money!

Come to the Sprawl Symposium at the University of Detroit Mercy on Saturday, March 16, 9:AM until 4:00 PM.



  • Sprawl and its affects on Metro Detroit – Professor George Galster and Professor Gary Sands, Wayne State University
  • Transportation Issues and Sprawl - John Lydick – Director of TRU (Transportation Riders United)
  • Re-dreaming the American Dream: The Need for a Consciousness Evolution to Truly Stop Sprawl - Professor Mike Whitty, College of Business Administration, University of Detroit Mercy
  • A Rural View of Sprawl - Paul Stankewitz - Director, Michigan Catholic Rural Life Coalition
  • 2003 Clean Water Act Storm Water Additions - Mr. Jim Ridgeway - Environmental Consulting & Technology
  • Impact of Sprawl on Our Vanishing Wetlands - Janis Bobrin - Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner
  • The Political Landscape – Tim Killeen – Chair, Political Committee, Mackinac Chapter, Sierra Club
  • Working Toward a Strategy to Stop Sprawl – Bob Duda – Chair, Conservation Committee, Mackinac Chapter, Sierra Club

    Sponsored by:

    • Archdiocese of Detroit
    • EMEAC (East Michigan Environmental Action Council)
    • Michigan Catholic Rural Life Coalition
    • M.O.S.E.S. (Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength)
    • Sierra Club
    • TRU (Transportation Riders United)
    • University of Detroit Mercy Institute for Building Sustainable Communities

    Suggested donation $5 – students free.

    The beautiful University of Detroit Mercy campus is located in Detroit: McNichols and Livernois Campus; Ballroom on 2nd floor of University Center Building. Free parking. 734.464.0076 for further info.