Why Detroit Matters: a photo tour of the Motor City


An extensive tour around Detroit and its suburbs. While there are ruins, I don't want this to be a tour of abandonment and decay. Rather, the aim is to show different sides to Detroit, its geographic, economic and social complexities.


There are four phases to the tour:


1. Welcome to the Motor City

2. Detroit: city of ruins

3: Detroit: a regional metropolis

4. Detroit: city of hope

Brian Doucet

Urban Geographer

Detroit in 10 Buildings:

Lecture, Seminar and Virtual Tour



This talk explains Detroit's historic rise and fall as well as its contemporary challenges, opportunities and inequalities through a discussion of important buildings in the city and its suburbs. For more information about the lecture and how you can bring it to your department, school or organisation, click on the button below.

Detroit in 10 Buildings: renewal, decline and hope in the 'Motor City'

Lecture, Seminar and Virtual Tour



This talk explains Detroit's historic rise and fall as well as its contemporary challenges, opportunities and inequalities through a discussion of important buildings in the city and its suburbs. For more information about the lecture and how you can bring it to your department, school or organisation, click on the button below.