Ford School alum, Geoff Young, profiled by Crain's Detroit Business as one of 2009's "20 in their 20s"
For the last four years, Crain's Detroit Business has profiled twenty people under the age of twenty who are committed to empowering and revitalizing Detroit. Geoff Young, a 2007 Ford School MPP graduate, was named to Crain's "2009 Class."
Young works for Wayne County as a planner for the Aerotropolis Development Corp. The aerotropolis concept was spurred in Southeast Michigan by the work of a 2006 Ford School graduate course taught by Professor Liz Gerber. The course explored the ways in which local municipalities can most effectively benefit from the ability of regional airports to generate economic activity in surrounding communities.