urban geography

This row of house on Exeter between Seven Mile and Penrose in Northern Detroit shows the progression of increased blight starting in 2009 (top picture), 2011 (middle), and 2013 (bottom). Images: Google Street View via GooBing Detroit

Using Google Street View to Track Urban Decay

Caitlin Dempsey

The Michigan city of Detroit has an estimated 20 square miles of vacant, abandoned and underused land.