“Home Demolitions Turn Detroit into Blank Canvas”
April 01, 2014
Robert P. Inman, Professor at Wharton and Faculty Affiliate, was featured in The Associated Press’ ”Home Demolitions Turn Detroit into Blank Canvas,” providing his input on a home demolition project in Detroit. The idea behind the demolition project is to transform urban Detroit.
Professor Inman suggests that “just clearing these properties is not going to do anything in the long run in returning Detroit to a new vibrant, wonderful city.” Moreover, he stated that “[D]emolitions are an ‘important first step,’ but ‘no city can survive without a really vibrant private economy.’”