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In order to understand the current housing environment in Detroit, it is important to understand the history of how our current circumstances came about. We’ve gathered together a variety of reports, articles, and publications that can give the conte

General Historical Context

Urban Renewal History of Detroit 1946-1970

Jean Marie Ernecq (1972)

This paper reviews the early history of urban renewal policies in Detroit starting after WWII. It examines some of the policies developed in the 40s and 50s to that began Detroit’s urban renewal, but actually contributed to the city’s decline.

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