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Why Detroit matters : decline, renewal, and hope in a divided city

Author: Brian Doucet
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2017.
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This edited book examines why what happens in Detroit matters for other cities around the world. Bridging academic and non-academic voices, contributions from many of the leading scholars on Detroit  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Doucet
ISBN: 144732787X 9781447327875 1447327861 9781447327868
OCLC Number: 983571652
Description: xii, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Section one: Lessons from Detroit. Detroit's bankruptcy: treating the symptom, not the cause / George Galster --
Detroit in bankruptcy: what are the lessons to be learned? / Reynolds Farley --
Between economic revival and social disruption: the redevelopment of greater downtown and the emergence of new socio-spatial inequalities / René Kreichauf --
A new urban medicine show: on the limits of blight remediation / Joshua Akers --
Reshaping the gray spaces: resident self-provisioning and urban form in Detroit / KImberley Kinder --
Preserving Detroit by preserving its baseball history / Jason Roche --
This is (not) Detroit: projecting the future of Germany's Ruhr regoin / Julia Sattler --
Intermezzo I: You may not know my Detroit / jessica Care moore. Section two: Practices from Detroit. Evolutoin of municipal government in Detroit / John Gallagher --
Detroit's emerging innovation in urban infrastructure: how liabilities become assets for energy, water, industry, and informatics / Dan Kinkead --
Visions in confilct: a city of possibilities / Sharon Howell and Richard Feldman --
Reconstructing Detroit: the resilient city / Khalil Ligon --
Reawakening culture among Detroit's resident majority / Jessica Brooke Williams --
Make sure you are helping: experts, solidarity, and effective partnering with locals / Drew Philp --
New strategies DMC, takin' it all back home: lessons from Detrois for arts practices in the Netherlands / Friso Wiersum, Bart Witte, adn Nikos Doulos --
Intermezzo II: My Detroit / Tyree Guyton. Section three: Conversations from Detroit. Lowell Boileau, artist and founder of DetroitYES --
Sandra Hines, Detropit Coalition Against Police Brutality --
Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network --
Dan Carmody, Easter Market Corporation --
Jackie Victor, Avalon International Breads --
Phil Cooley, Entrepreneur, owner of Slows, Bar-B-Q and Ponyride --
Wayne Curtis and Myrtle Thompson-Curtis, Feedom Freedom Farmers --
Julia Putnam, Amanda Rosman, and Marisol Teachworth, The James and Grace Lee Boggs School --
Yusef Bunchy Shakur, author and neighbourhood organizer --
Grace Lee Boggs, activist (1915-2015) --
Conclusion: Detroit and the future of the city / Brian Doucet.
Responsibility: edited by Brian Doucet.


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