World Economic Forum plans Detroit urban innovation center with Bedrock

The World Economic Forum announced plans Thursday to establish a Centre for Urban Transformation in Detroit, with plans for it to eventually be located within the Bedrock-owned site of the failed Wayne County jail project.

The international non-governmental organization said the center is expected to open in October with support from Bedrock. WEF’s Detroit center — its first Midwest office location — will be a hub for public-private collaborations to create a more sustainable model for urban development, the organization said.

“Detroit is uniquely positioned to serve as the epicenter for this work — a hub for urban transformation and