Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

This concludes the photo tour of  Why Detroit Matters.

Why Detroit Matters:

a photo tour of the motor city

Detroit: city of hope

The final section of this tour is focused on hope. It is not centred on the gentrification and corporate investments taking place downtown. Rather, I see hope for a fair and just city coming from the many people and groups who are working hard to forge new ideas and build a new and better city out of the ruins of Detroit. There are also many places where new life is being bred into places which were quiet and abandoned. This final page of the tour gives you a glimpse to this side of Detroit. Detroit has always been ahead of the curve. Because it is now dealing with extreme effects of capital and population flight, it is also further along in thinking of new solutions to the great challenges facing our world.