These before and after photos reveal how much Detroit has changed

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For decades, Detroit has been America's underdog. The city has scrapped and fought its way through racialized urban planning and white flight, deindustrialization, and a massive recession. Through all of this, at times, Detroit has been down – but never out.  Just years after the city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013, the city is looking more robust than it has in decades. That's not to say that redevelopment doesn't come with a cost, however. Housing prices are increasing while blight spreads, gentrification is displacing lower-income populations, and some shady corporate deals are giving corporations the upper hand over public interests.

You can see how much Detroit has changed in just a few years in these before and after photos.

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