TITLE

Proposed 'African Town' Plan Raises Controversy In Detroit

AUTHOR(S)
Samuel, Leah
PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Planning;Jan2005, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a proposals faced by city planning officials in Detroit, Michigan. The proposal to create a business enclave for African American entrepreneurs has divided officials and residents in Detroit, a city whose population is 86 percent African Americans. Some call the plan racially divisive, while others say it will empower a largely disadvantaged population. Presently the plan has been stalled. Although approved in a July city council meeting, it was vetoed by the city mayor. Approval by city councils of new resolution addressing the issue raised by the proposal is made in the article. Views of councilors for and against the motion are also included in the article. The issue of economic decline of the city is also mentioned.
ACCESSION #
15502727

 

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