National Geographic‘s recent three part coverage of Detroit titled “Taking Back Detroit” (who took it the first time? second time, third?) includes this map under Part 2: Rethinking Detroit. The map is a nice visual display of the city’s densely populated areas (dark brown/ maroon) vs. more vacant areas (green).
Follow the link for closer looks at: Sherwood Forest, Woodbridge, Burbank (?), Brightmoor, and NorHam neighborhoods.
Many neighborhoods along Detroit’s perimeter are as densely populated as the city’s wealthier suburbs. This analysis at the block level shows the range from neighborhoods that are thriving to those that have more vacant lots—and to areas reverting to nature, known as “urban prairie.”
SOURCES: NOAH URBAN, DATA DRIVEN DETROIT; LOVELAND TECHNOLOGIES; DETROIT LAND BANK AUTHORITY; SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES OF DETROIT; MOTOR CITY MAPPING; OPENSTREETMAP; U.S. CENSUS BUREAU; CITY OF DETROIT ASSESSMENT DIVISION AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT; NOAA