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Hyper-gentrification, Community Engagement and Detroit Future City

May 27, 2014

In our last blog post, “Detroit Beyond Bankruptcy: Hyper-gentrification, Abandonment & Displacement,” Opening of Detroit compared hard-core pornography to “hyper-gentrification.” We thought that both hard-core pornography and hyper-gentrification were hard to define but one would “know i t when they saw it.” Likewise, we wondered if, like hard-core porn, the negative social impact of hyper-gentrification would […]


Detroit Beyond Bankruptcy: Hypergentrification, Abandonment & Displacement

May 7, 2014

 What is “hard-core pornography?” That was the question the Supreme Court had to answer in a long-ago case that prompted one of the Supreme Court Justices to answer, “I shall not attempt to further define the kinds of material (hard-core porn)…But I know it when I see it.” That case came to mind recently, when […]


A PREVIEW: Detroit Beyond Bankruptcy: Hypergentrification, Abandonment & Displacement

April 30, 2014

What is “hard-core pornography?” That was the question the Supreme Court had to decide in a long ago case that prompted one of the judges to answer, “I shall not attempt to further define the kinds of material (hard-core porn)…But I know it when I see it.” That case came to mind recently, when a […]


Gentrification by Design, or Innovative Thinking for New Detroit?

March 28, 2014

While the local government announces soon to come mass water shut off notices and the appointed emergency manager tells pensioners they’ll face debilitating cuts to their hard earned pensions, the recently arrived billionaire keeps buying up downtown buildings and evicting its elderly and disabled residents. But, things aren’t grim for everyone in Detroit. Pernod Ricard, […]


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