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Detroit Gentrification

What Every Artist Needs To Know About Fighting Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts

Artists don’t have to be “pawns” in neighborhood gentrification and displacement -- instead, they can fight it, and be a force to build more inc...

Ashley Woods

Detroit Doesn't Need Hipsters To Survive, It Needs Black People | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.10.2014 | Black Voices

Last month, Thomas Sugrue, the scholar who literally wrote the book on Detroit, traveled to the Motor City to deliver a tough message to business and ...

VICE: Detroit Is Gentrifying, Already

VICE | Posted 10.05.2013 | Detroit


Michigan's Newest Suburb? A Response to Karen Dumas

Tim Miller | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit
Tim Miller

Most of those driving the discussions about economic progress, urban gardening, land use issues, and governmental policy in Detroit are relative newcomers who do not necessarily understand or appreciate the challenges that the "old Detroit" has faced.

Gentrification: Views From Both Sides of the Street

Jerry Mangona | Posted 09.09.2012 | Detroit
Jerry Mangona

Despite the fact that Detroiters will get the benefits of newfound energy, enthusiasm, and even money, it's unrealistic to expect a group who is scared of the unknown and having power stripped away to welcome outsiders with open arms.

Becoming a Detroiter Is About Rebuilding a City Through Relationships Not Gentrification

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 03.24.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

Detroit doesn't need elitist gentrifiers who are looking for opportunities to benefit only themselves, but citizens who will get in the trenches and help rebuild the city from the ground up.

Lost in Detroit: A Gentrifier's Story

Tommy Simon | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Tommy Simon

Let me say, as a young gentrifier, it's not that easy. Aside from my daily struggle of squeezing my legs into my skinny jeans, life is not a trust-fund joyride when you're a partially employed member of Detroit's creative class.

Planning Appropriately for Our Future

Meagan Elliott | Posted 03.11.2012 | Detroit
Meagan Elliott

We don't need to wait for physical displacement to happen before we address ways to make sure it doesn't. The media in Detroit has the opportunity to seize on changes happening here in order to emphasize racial and class-based diversity.

Live Tweets: What Is Gentrification In Detroit?

Model D/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | Detroit

The Model D Speaker Series panel on gentrification in Detroit is happening Wednesday night at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center downtown. Sp...