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Speaking with: George Galster on revitalising Detroit

30 Nov 2014

By Dallas Rogers, University of Western Sydney

Detroit is in turmoil, officially bankrupt and home to some of America’s poorest citizens. But 50 years ago it was thriving, boasting a booming manufacturing sector and a steadily growing educated middle-class.

What happened? Dallas Rogers speaks with George Galster on the fallout from the decline of the automotive industry, and the glimmer of hope new urban projects offer this troubled city.

George Galster is a professor in the department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University and the author of Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City.

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Dallas Rogers does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

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