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Revitalization fellow's letter to the editor appears in New York Times

March 11, 2013

Bradford Frost, a member of the Detroit Revitalization Program at Wayne State University, contributed a letter to the editor in response to the New York Times March 5 front page article "A Private Boom Amid Detroit's Public Blight." Frost writes: " Detroit's opportunity to transform itself into an inclusive, viable city remains ripe. That process is being led by a band of visionaries, entrepreneurs and community leaders in spite of broken civic infrastructure. It's not sustainable, though. Detroit can't leave public safety and fundamental services in such an abysmal state. State-led emergency management is undesirable, but it may be essential to resetting the public sector's trajectory."