The Townhouse Block of Lafayette Park (from an old postcard)

Sprawl and Renewal

March 2013

Urban madness / part 2
So here is part two of our double-loaded article. As you know, in the first part, DAMn° dug into the roots of ‘urban renewal’ and ‘urban sprawl’ via interviews with Herbert Gans and Denise Scott Brown, to gain insight into how these phenomena have come about in the first place and how they have evolved. Now we look at Detroit’s Lafayette Park as a case in point, through the eyes of the editors of the new book Thanks for the view Mr Mies.