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Detroit’s population slide challenges vision of revitalization

May 30, 2023

In this Bridge Detroit article, Malachi Barrett discusses how the new U.S. Census Bureau data is calling attention to challenges holding back Detroit’s growth. Edward Lynch, director of research for Detroit Future City, said population loss isn’t even across the board. Targeted investments in select neighborhoods have driven growth, he said.

“You’re seeing the number of households go up in places like Livernois-Six Mile area, University District, Bagley, Palmer Woods, Grandmont Rosedale, East English Village,” Lynch said. “These are places that have seen substantial investment over the past decade. There’s opportunity to continue to build on those investments and build on the positive momentum that’s going on in these neighborhoods and continue to expand and build the demand for these places.”

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