Detroit

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  • Detroit
    • Location
      • USA, Michigan. North-north America.
      • On Detroit river. next to lake St.clair
      • On Canadian border. Near Chicago and Cleveland.
    • Ways of life
      • autonomous suburbs.  factories bought land outside city.
      • made workers into consumers, drove demand.
      • racial divide, white flight
      • music- jazz, blues.
      • art- biennial
      • people live in suburbs
    • Importance
      • Ford motors, GM, Chevrolet. assembly line
      • created millions of Jobs.
      • global music- Jazz, blues
      • 1920s Skyscrapers.
      • Paris of the Midwest
    • Migration
      • people from the south moved, Alabama and Georgia.
      • many black people moved, caused white flight into suburbs.
      • people left when factories left.
    • sustainability
      • goodwill- deconstructs houses with ex-fellons.
      • MUFI- urban farms. social centres
      • Art projects.
      • youth ville- teaches kids about music.
    • Challenges
      • racial tension
      • large freeways divided neighbourhoods
      • unemployment- 29%
      • 34% below poverty line
      • 5000 houses destroyed
      • schools destroyed.
      • 47% illiterate.

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