Montreal Urban Planning Students Explore Detroit

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Show Me Detroit Tours was pleased to show Detroit to 22 urban planning students from the University of Quebec at Montreal. They are spending a week in Detroit while studying the Corktown neighborhood in depth. This is the first time their professor, Sylvain Lefebvre, has brought a group of students to Detroit.

Read about Corktown History in the 1950’s.
There is a very interesting web site that talks about Corktown’s mid-century history. It tells the story of bookstore co-owner Ethel Claes and her fight to stop 1950’s urban renewal projects that changed Corktown forever.…/ethel-claes-and-west-…
You can explore the past and follow current news of this historic district on Facebook at Corktown Historical Society.

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