The Egalitarian Metropolis: Towards an Inclusive Recovery for Detroit
The Great Black Migration to Detroit occurred at the height of the city’s industrial dominance, and yet the result was a deeply divided metropolis where almost all the benefits of subsequent industrial restructuring flowed to white suburbanites and almost all the costs were borne by Black city residents. Today’s Detroit might be more challenged economically, yet paradoxically the chances for an inclusive recovery and a more egalitarian metropolis might be greater. Detroit and Detroit-like cities have the possibility of restructuring to deliver greater equity for their residents than other metros hampered by high housing costs and issues associated with infrastructure, transportation, and education, among other pressing concerns. But can Detroit overcome its racial and economic divisions to become a more egalitarian metropolis?
SESSION 3: FROM THE PRODUCTION OF DECLINE TO THE PRODUCTION OF EQUITY
Location: University of Michigan Detroit Center
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, lunch included