“Detroit Dialogue: Sprawl and Consequences”
In this presentation D3’s director, Erica Raleigh, documents the decline on many fronts of Detroit and the growth of the suburban and exurban areas of the Detroit region. While Detroit lost 25% of its population between 2000 and 2010, communities on the fringe grew, some by 20% or more. The presentation provides an overview of present-day Detroit with its comparatively low household income, high poverty rate, decentralized employment market, and declining home values and consequent declining tax revenues, among other indicators. The presentation concludes that any solution to Detroit’s situation lies in a regional solution, not a Detroit-centric one.