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Mayor Duggan Lays Out Eight Principles for Detroit's Redevelopment

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan made a splash this week by pronouncing a vision to create a Detroit that is 'one city for all of us.'
June 1, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan set out eight principles to guide Detroit's redevelopment," reports John Gallagher. The mayor laid out the principles at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference, ongoing this week.

The eight principles are as follows:

  1. Everyone is welcome in our city.
  2. Detroit won’t support development if it displaces current Detroit residents.
  3. The city will fight economic segregation by pushing jobs into all neighborhoods.
  4. Blight removal is critical.
  5. Detroit will create walkable neighborhoods.
  6. Those who stayed will have a voice.
  7. Jobs and opportunities are available first to Detroiters.
  8. The riverfront is for everyone.

A separate article by Gallagher provides more soundbites and context connected to the policy pronouncement, including details of one big policy proposal not listed specifically in the list of eight: a goal to board up 11,000 derelict houses. Christine Ferretti and Jonathan Oosting focused on the boarding program in yet another article.

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Published on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Detroit Free Press
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