This is a sequence of maps depicting the transformation of downtown Detroit over the past 150 years, redrawn from various archival sources. The maps depict the rapid growth and subsequent decline of the urban core’s built form. All maps have been drawn by myself or my graduate assistants at the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati and are copyrighted. – Conrad Kickert
This is an incredible sequence of maps: https://t.co/2SRXJdvb2V Detroit was already losing density in the 1920s!
— Cooper (@rethinkdetroit) November 11, 2015