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Flashy Projects Have Not Helped Detroit
Detroit in better days. This aerial photo was taken in 1949 over the neighborhood containing St. Cyril Catholic Church. Note the densely populated housing.
Source: www.detroityes.com.
Images from 
Flashy Projects Have Not Helped Detroit
Rural Sprawl: This photograph, taken in 2003 is of the same neighborhood. Few metrics reinforce Detroit’s problems better than this. Since the 1950s the city has lost half of its population. People are voting with their feet and they are not voting for the Motor City.
Source: www.detroityes.com.