Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city

August 19, 2017

John Gallagher, from the Detroit Free Press, highlights the statistical data in Detroit Future City’s 139 Square Miles report to show how citywide metrics can be used to analyze urban life, with a goal of making cities run more efficiently.

Detroit by the numbers: New report aims to give statistical portrait of the city
By: John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press
August 19, 2017
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An idea has slowly grown in recent years that data honestly collected and rightly used can help reinvigorate Detroit.

The latest manifestation of this concept is now available — a 77-page compendium of relevant Detroit data titled “139 Square Miles.”

Created by the nonprofit Detroit Future City office, the booklet aims at offering a common set of statistics about Detroit — its people, its jobs and economy, its neighborhoods and housing market and much more.

“Transformation happens when we are all working from one common and trusted set of information, and this is what ‘139 Square Miles’ provides,” said Anika Goss-Foster, the executive director of the Detroit Future City office. “It is our hope that through this report, the city can maximize its success, start to close the gaps.”

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