'Destroying Detroit': City to Demolish 10,000 Homes

"Detroit has sort of been in the middle of an unfortunate perfect storm," said Howie Kahn, who wrote the GQ article "Destroying Detroit (in Order to Save It)." "Everything that basically could have gone wrong in Detroit over the last 50-60 years has." The city was hit by an economic downturn, job loss, white flight and black flight, explained Kahn. Detroit is now a city with more than 70,000 abandoned homes and a population that has dropped from nearly 2 million people in 1950 to 900,000...Full Story
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