Monday, May 10, 2004

Planning proliferation - The Life and Death of Elmhurst.

The City of Detroit fascinates me incessantly as posts of late suggest. From an anthropologists point of view, this latest find is especially important. Witness the downfall of a great city through the eyes of the residents of Elmhurst Street. As the euphoria and changing demographics of the 1950s usher in the depths of depression of the new millennium, civic leaders and urban planners struggle to find ways to rebuild dying, depopulated neighbourhoods. After enduring race riots and countless Devil's Nights, I am intrigued by their stories.

I have scheduled my site visit to Elmhurst Street for this Saturday, May 15th.


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