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Is Detroit Really Rebounding?

In some parts of the stricken city, the turnaround is here. Other parts are still waiting.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts just released a report on how things stand in Detroit nearly one year after the city exited its unprecedented bankruptcy. Things are looking up, Pew reports. That’s not wrong.

As the report notes, utility crews are ahead of schedule in installing some 65,000 LED streetlights throughout the city. And under Mayor Mike Duggan, the city has brought complaints against 2,000 blighted property owners. “By the end of the year, the city will have torn down about 8,000 vacant homes,” the Pew report reads.