June 2023 – Detroit Community-Engaged Research Program

June 2023

Week Four: How to Kill a City

P.E. Moskowitz’s How to Kill a City recounts Detroit’s changes over time. It explains the policies and movements that led to the red-lining of urban neighborhoods, encouraged suburbia, emptied and economically destroyed cities, and initiated the process of “revitalization” that commonly signifies gentrification. Moskowitz is relatively brief in explaining these various stages in urban history,

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To say I have a lot of thoughts about Detroit’s recent development, based on our readings, would be an understatement. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to take this time to provide some of those thoughts for public judgement and hope you find my word vomit endearing. I can’t say anything particularly surprised me about

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Week 4

Hi all! This week has been rather exciting for me: I’ve gotten to help log footage for the DREAM Storytelling Documentary and help choose clips for their latest work sample. I’ve been working directly with my site supervisor, Dr. Perkins, at her house all this week and will be next week as well. I’ve learned

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Reading How to Kill A City has been very valuable, helping to provide historical context for Detroit, an in-depth exploration of gentrification, and the legacies of corporations and billionaire’s actions that persist in Detroit even now. What has stood out to me is the intersection of government policies, private corporations, and individual developers who have

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