Can Detroit’s Turnaround Go Beyond Downtown?

“Last year, he pledged to spend $130 million over the next five years on parks, streetscapes and development in 60 different neighborhoods…Duggan recognizes that for Detroit to be able to rebuild its tax base, it has to invest in itself.”

Governing Magazine’s Alan Greenblatt on Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit’s Strategic Neighborhood Fund, which incorporates civic commons principles into citywide investments.


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