On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about Detroit's socio-economic woes and the future of the city. Detroit is the largest city in U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. How is Detroit going to deal with its 20 billion dollars debt crisis? Since 2010, thirty-six municipalities have filed for bankruptcy. Why are cities going bankrupt? What socioeconomic factors contributed to the city’s decline and what lessons should other cities learn from Detroit? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Brent Snavely, business reporter at the Detroit Free Press
Thomas Sugrue, professor of History and Sociology, and Director of the Penn Social Science and Policy Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit
Jay Walljasper, senior Fellow at Project for Public Spaces. He is also a fellow at On The Commons and editor-at-large of Ode magazine and the author of All That We Share: A Field Guide to the Commons
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Detroit Free Press: Detroit's bankruptcy plight makes cover of Time magazine
The New Yorker: The Rise and Fall of Detroit’s Middle Class
Huffington Post: The Surprise Behind Detroit's Emerging Comeback