Detroit Fictional Neighborhood Map Print

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This is a really nice art print of Detroit’s neighborhoods by Chicago-based typographer Jenny Beorkum’s Ork Posters. However, there are some discrepancies and constructions. As Timothy notes, some are just made up.

Recently, Detroit’s Long Term planning efforts have pushed the renaming of a historic neighborhood in Detroit, Hubbard Richard neighborhood is now being referred to as Corktown Shores.

Who gets to name neighborhoods? Google Maps, property developers, City Officials, or residents of those areas? This will be a critical debate and effort as Detroit attempts to rebuild. I vote that the people who live there get to decide and history must be referenced.

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