Detroit Metropolitan Area and Warren

  • Anirban Adhya


Metro Detroit is an illustration of dynamic urban condition. While Southeast Michigan has experienced steady growth in population during the last century, Detroit and communities surrounding the city has lost more than half of their population in the last six decades. Warren has been portrayed as one of the top 10 most miserable cities in the USA in the last decade. Residents in Warren have faced tremendous struggle to sustain quality of everyday life. The struggle is compounded by a strong geopolitical divide between the north and south side of the city, failure of traditional economic development model, and failure to address evolving social demographics. Warren is not just an isolated case. Warren embodies the challenges of many shrinking first suburbs.


Metro Detroit Warren South Warren Foreclosure Concentrated poverty 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anirban Adhya
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  1. 1.Architecture and DesignLawrence Technological UniversitySouthfieldUSA

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