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STADSSALONSURBAINS: Brian Doucet (Utrecht University)

28 November 2014 , Beursschouwburg, Brussels, 17:30

CAN’T FORGET THE MOTOR CITY: DETROIT IN TEN BUILDINGS

Detroit is the most intensely scrutinised city in America today: bankruptcy, abandonment, arson and the small-scale creative revival of Downtown. But there is so much more to understanding what has happened to Detroit and what it means for the rest of the urban world. The aim of this talk is to go beyond the normal discourses on the city to challenge what we think we know about Detroit.  We will experience the Motor City by way of a virtual driving tour, stopping at ten buildings in the city and its suburbs to further explore the lessons from Detroit, visions coming out of the city and why what happens in Detroit matters for other places as well.

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