WSU professor takes issue with ‘Future City’

February 19, 2014

hammerphotoDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan’s development chief recently said Detroit Future City, a 347-page document proclaimed as a blueprint for the city’s future, is his “bible.” Wayne State law professor Peter Hammer has a different take. Hammer tells MLive that full implementation of the plan would be a “deathblow” to the city, that it would “re-organize Detroit out of existence.” Hammer, the director of the Damon Keith Center for Civil Rights at WSU, will make his case against the plan inside the main dining room of Marygrove College’s Madame Cadillac Building at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25. Because righteous citizen outrage is best dished over soft-serve ice cream.


  • GP For Life

    Neither of these articles relates any specific examples that the professor does or does not make. Please improve.

  • DetroitMixtape

    If you google Peter Hammer, you’ll find his op-ed on the emergency manager, which gives a little insight into why he wouldn’t like something like Detroit Future City. But you’re right: You shouldn’t have to go through all that when there’s an article with a byline right here…