This report from the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy explores the past, present, and future efforts to revitalize this long-suffering, once-great city.
…Detroit Future City launched a new age of planning, and it will look little or nothing like that of Blessing’s era. “Planning has certainly returned, but it’s fundamentally different from how it was 50 years ago,” says Kinkead.
“In the 1950s and ’60s, the city’s broader planning objectives were often manifest from a single municipal government elite.”
“To move the city forward it takes everybody,” Kinkead says. “It’s not just Detroit Future City. It’s not just the government. It’s not just the business sector. It’s everybody working together.”