Detroit Healthy City: Health Impact Assessments and the Detroit Future City Plan

A look at the Detroit Future City Framework through the lens of a Health Impact Assessment may provide valuable information concerning the effects of the plan's policies and practices.

Meg Mulhall discusses the possible benefits of a health impact study on Detroit’s Future City Framework. The Framework has been accused of not being as inclusive and transparent as it was made out to be, and criticized for its basis in “smart decline.” The Detroit health impact assessment will look specifically at the plan’s reduction of services to high vacancy areas throughout the city.

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