Detroit’s encroaching blight as seen through Google and Bing maps

DETROIT — Despite the reported demolition of 6,700 dangerous and abandoned homes under the Mayor Dave Bing’s administration, 40,000 still remain. That figure hasn’t fluctuated significantly in the last few years, as the blight — burnt-out, abandoned, looted and decaying homes — seem just as determined as the mayor and other blight-fighting forces. The New York Times reported the abandoned-home figure as high as 70,000 in November, while a Mother Jones story reported the inventory near 45,000 in 2010….more


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