StudentDwell+ Speaker Bios 

Marc Norman
Founder, Ideas in Action; Associate Professor of Practice, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan

Marc Norman, is the founder of Ideas and Action and Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Teaching courses in real estate finance and economic development, he also advises municipal, private and non-profit clients on housing and development. He has held leadership positions at Lehman Brothers, Duvernay + Brooks and Deutsche Bank. A 2015 Harvard Loeb Fellow, Norman’s most recently coordinated the conference, Building Better Futures, Innovations in Equitable development. He curated “Designing Affordability,” an exhibition of best practices in policy, finance and architecture which ran in the U.S., Australia and Shenzhen. His most recent article is, “Demapping Automotive Landscapes,” Earlier publications include, “Projecting Rust Belt Futures: Underwriting Icicles and Leveraging Sidewalks”  He serves as a board member for MASS Design Group, the advisory council for the Fund for Public Housing and the Federal Reserve’s Community Advisory Council.  

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