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Despite long standing efforts going back to the turn of the century when city planning and other reform movements emerged, the poverty and social problems of distressed urban neighborhoods in United States cities persist. This book looks at the progress that has taken place in many of the country's devastated areas. The book highlights examples of achievements made through community organizations and residents.
Chapter 7: Detroit: Staying the Course—Detroit's Struggle to Revitalize the Inner City
Detroit: Staying the Course—Detroit's Struggle to Revitalize the Inner City
Detroit holds a dubious distinction as a participant in federally funded redevelopment projects. Parts of Detroit's central city have been designated for every major urban redevelopment program since 1949, when urban renewal launched an assault against blight and slums. These areas nevertheless continue to show signs of decline. None of the programs has arrested the trends observed in Detroit's inner city. Many questions persist regarding whether the programs achieved their goals at all. Other legitimate questions concern whether the goals and objectives of the programs were realistic and whether different measures of success should be considered in assessing outcomes. An examination of the Detroit experience ...