Why Detroit Matters
Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City
Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol
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.