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Podcast: Downsizing Detroit, Real Talk

Detroit has gone from a population of about 1.9 million in 1950 to about 900,000 today.  So many people have left the city for suburbs or even out-of-state destination that it is now forced to rethink what kind of city it will be. There is not enough incentive for families to be attracted to its neighborhoods, so people who watch Detroit feel the city should re-evaluate what its middle class and what its tax base should be made up of for the forseeable future.

Kurt Metzger, Director of Data Driven Detroit rejoins us to talk about how Detroit can reimagine itself as a different type of urban environment, attracting a different type of city dweller.

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