X: Understanding the Master Plan

The refusal to correct structural problems in Detroit's housing market exasperated the macro forces of deindustrialization, and reinforced the civic tradition of willful ignorance. 

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IX: Blight

The fear of blight illustrates the city’s angst that there is something structurally, physically, formally, wrong with our city. 

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VIII Detroit, 1967

My friends, white and growing up in Detroit suburbs, had clear, emotional narratives about the '67 riots.

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VII: Rent, pt 3

Even small increases in monthly student loan payments can feel crippling when combined with other rising cost of living-- costs like rent.

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VI: Rent, pt 2

Investment in multi-family properties is rarely small, or by one entrepreneur. 

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