Detroit – En by i forfald

Agnethe Schultz, [No Value] Mia, [No Value] Lise, [No Value] Nanna, Mille Borggaard, [No Value] Kvorning, [No Value] Jacobsen & [No Value] Bjørnstrup

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Through this bachelor project we have studied how to create incentive for economic growth in Detroit without losing the authenticity of the city, and how this can be co-creational in an attractive identity for Detroit. The outcome of our study is based on Sharon Zukin’s understanding of authenticity and identity in urban cities, Richard Florida’s theory of the Creative Class, and Leonie Sandercock’s assumptions of storytelling in city development. The conclusion of our study is formed as five guidelines which are visualized in a design product; 1: The conservation of historical elements, 2: The importance of creativity, 3: A clear identity creates an attractive identity, 4: Economic growth. All of this contributes to guideline number 5: Avoid economic growth and authenticity to be opposed to each other. The design product illustrates how the result of our study can be a guideline for city development in a delimited area of Downtown Detroit.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereCarsten Phillipsen


  • Authenticity
  • Detroit