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Demolitions in Detroit are an important topic related to housing due to the large increase in demolitions starting in 2014. Demolitions can impact a number of issues including blight, property values, community health, and more.

Demolitions and the Community

Renewing People and Places: Institutional Investment Policies that Enhance Social Capital and Improve the Built Environment of Distressed Communities

Rex Lamore, Terry Link, and Twyla Blackmond (2016)

This research paper examines the relations between the creation of social capital, the redevelopment of the built environment, the utilization of sustainable development practices, and community-based organizations in distressed communities. It highlights how institutions of higher education can utilize socially responsible strategies to help facilitate the rebuilding of communities.

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