A senior lecturer of urban studies and planning, Jeffrey Horner is also a frequent contributor to local and national media. An expert in all things Detroit, Horner served on the Advisory Council to the Detroit Revitalization Fellows, and is a contributing author to the Detroit Historical Society. In addition, he has developed and instructed specialized courses on the city exploring its past, present and future.
His areas of expertise include:
- Urban studies and planning
- Race and politics
- The history of metro Detroit
- Cities and regions
Horner is editor of the anthology The Straight Detroit: America’s Premier Legacy City (Cognella Academic Publishing, 2018). His writing has also been in CityLab, Newsweek and MacLean’s, and Economic Development Quarterly. Other works of his were published in the Journal of Law In Society, the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Journal of Housing Research.
- The Conversation: Detroit is burning
- The Conversation: Why Detroit exploded in the summer of 1967
- WXYZ-TV Detroit: Role of poverty in the 1967 Detroit riots
- Bloomberg: Detroit drivers get left in traffic as carmakers dream up the future
View his complete faculty profile here.