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Model D profiles Detroit Revitalization Fellow Owiso Makuku

April 30, 2013

A feature story profiles Owiso Makuku, who joined the Detroit Revitalization Fellows program in 2011. The Wayne State University project is funded by the Kresge Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation and the Skillman Foundation matching rising professionals with organizations at the forefront of Detroit revitalization efforts. She worked for her first year in the Mayor's Office focusing on operational issues, economic planning and bus rapid transit while exploring ways to rethink many assumptions about municipal governance. Since August 2012, she has been working in New Center, with the State of Michigan, in the Governor's Office of Urban and Metropolitan Initiatives, helping to develop an Urban Agenda for Michigan, a renewed focus on the importance of Michigan's core cities.