Michigan has been tangled up in a transportation funding back-and-forth for the last year or so. The most recent episode was a May ballot initiative to raise sales and gas taxes that failed 80-20. As of yesterday, news...
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- Detroit Contracting and Depopulating
Detroit Contracting and Depopulating
Mapscroll Blog has an interesting post on the depopulation of Detroit:
Detroit had a population of close to 2 million. Since then it's shed more than half its population and now, according to City Farmer, "about 30% of Detroit is now vacant land — about 40 square miles, by one estimate." Forty square miles is roughly the size of San Francisco.
(Hat tip William McKelvey)
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