Paper $44.50 ISBN: 9781447327875 Published May 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447327868 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only

Why Detroit Matters

Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Edited by Brian Doucet

Why Detroit Matters

Edited by Brian Doucet

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $44.50 ISBN: 9781447327875 Published May 2017 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447327868 Published June 2017 For sale in North and South America only
The decline of Motor City, USA, may simply seem to be symptomatic of the decline of industrial cities across the world. But as this book shows us, what happens in Detroit matters for other cities globally—and always has. Why Detroit Matters bridges the academic and nonacademic worlds to examine how the story of Detroit offers powerful and universally applicable lessons on urban decline, planning, urban development, race relations, revitalization, and governance.

Reflecting the diversity of the city, Why Detroit Matters includes contributions both from leading scholars and some of the city’s most influential writers, planners, artists, and activists—including author George Galster, activist and author Grace Lee Boggs, author John Gallagher, and artist Tyree Guyton—who have all contributed chapters drawing on their rich experience and ideas. Also featuring edited transcripts of interviews with prominent visionaries who are developing innovative solutions to the challenges in Detroit, this book will be of keen interest to urban scholars and students in a variety of disciplines—from geography to economics, sociology, and urban and planning studies—as well as practitioners, including urban and regional planners, urban designers, community activists, and politicians and policy makers. Detroit, this book makes clear, could be a model of renewal and hope for the many cities suffering from similar problems, both in America and beyond.
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