These before and after photos reveal how much Detroit has changed


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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