November 7, 2004

Turnaround dreams take root in Detroit

This national newspaper with regional editions picked up a story that appeared in the Lansing State Journal (and mentioned in this report last Friday) regarding the challenges facing Detroit in the light of loses in manufacturing industries and severe population decreases since the heyday of the 1950s. The writer compares Detroit to New Orleans in some ways. "We're just as flooded as New Orleans, except we are not waving flags from the roof," observed Robin Boyle, professor of urban planning at Wayne State.

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