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Lutalo Sanifu


Lutalo Sanifu is a native Detroiter, and Rackham Merit Fellow, who will be graduating from the University of Michigan with a Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning in December 2018. A recent graduate of Morehouse College (Urban Studies 2017), Lutalo provides stakeholders in neighborhood development a comprehensive understanding of how to create an inclusive process through his ability to communicate each individual neighborhood’s context from his diverse experience in real estate (Amrock, TSI Appraisals), urban planning, and government (Wayne County Register of Deeds) in Detroit. His affiliations include the Osakwe Ndegwa Jahi Scholarship (founder and board member), the Black Slate (board member), Rackham, Planning For Inclusion Initiate (student recruitment coordinator) and Humanity in Action. He would like to study methods for creating inclusive development in Detroit through transportation, education and training. After graduation, Lutalo intends to return to Detroit to work in local government.

Updated May 2018