Regenerating Place - Detroit Rust Belt (Beattyville) Case Study

  • Created by: 15howardl
  • Created on: 16-09-21 10:06

Case Study that shows the spiral of decline:

Detroit Rust Belt - beattyville

  • The area is declining due to the suffering effects of deindustrialisation
  • The city is located in Michigan and is surrounded by the rust belt, an area of industrial decline
  • It use to be famous for it's steel and car production (motor city) but fell into decline following automation, the global shift and increased free trade
  • Population fell from 1.5 million in 1970 to 680,000 in 2015 ( over 50%)
  • Average household income is $25,000 in 2015 which is half the national average
  • The poverty rate in 38% and is so bad to the point where they can't afford basic items like food
  • The lie expectancy is 69 years which is 8 years below national average
  • Less than 30% of students graduate and with the students that do graduate they move to the city causing brain drain…


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