The Mall Before The Sprawl

A 50th birthday retrospective of a mall that started it all and the sprawl that followed.
March 19, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In no other major metropolitan area do the suburbs overshadow their central city like the suburbs here dominate Detroit.The build-out never stops. Development daily pushes the boundaries of suburbia outward, further tipping the balance of wealth, power and population away from Detroit, whose 50-year decline is directly connected to suburbia's rise.This is a birthday retrospective. It is a snapshot of five decades of social change, for better or worse. It is a story about the American Dream, but it is also about racial conflict and economic change."

Thanks to Joe Brazier

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Published on Thursday, March 18, 2004 in The Detroit Free Press
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