July 19, 2022
Detroit Future City’s president and CEO, Anika Gross, was quoted by Corey Williams in an AP article addressing racial inequities in the city’s Black and Latino neighborhoods in the Chicago-area, and how similar patterns exist in Detroit, Philadelphia and other cities.
In the article, Goss shares that the impact of redlining is still present today and explains that “It’s not just housing and commercial redevelopment, but also infrastructure redevelopment. These are places that have been blighted for many, many years — where the infrastructure is extraordinarily poor. You can see vulnerable lighting, poor streetscapes, poor sidewalks — all the things that make up a neighborhood of value.”