Posts by Sean White
Different Disasters, Same Solution? Applying New Orleans’ Post-Hurricane Model to Revive Detroit’s Neighborhoods
Hurricane Katrina's fury struck New Orleans over the course of hours while relentless economic stagnation plagued Detroit for decades. But these very different challenges created similar outcomes: huge population losses, real estate foreclosures and economic devastation. On Martin Luther King Day, NextBillion is focusing on domestic economic issues and urban renewal. Develop Detroit's Sean White explains how the real estate development firm is applying the Crescent City's formula for rebirth to the Motor City's ongoing neighborhood revival.