Detroit Faced With 'Urban Doughnut'

As its suburbs boom and inner-city decays, the Motor City stands to lose millions in population-based federal money. Local leaders hope to break the vicious cycle, pointing to new development.
June 28, 2004, 5am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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Despite a recent growth in new housing units, Detroit lost more people in the last year than any other large city - nearly 11,000 people. Meanwhile, southeastern Michigan's population as a whole remained stable, highlighting the extreme disparity in wealth and opportunity between the urban core and the suburban market.

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Published on Friday, June 25, 2004 in The Detroit News

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