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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

New Book: Driving Detroit, George Galster

By Kurt Metzger, Director

Looking back at my fifteen years working at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, I remember my colleagues’ love for the city and their work with its residents. One person stands above all others: George Galster. George came back to his roots in Detroit in 1996, locating his family in [Read on...]

ANOTHER FINE MESS: Mass Confusion on Literacy Rates in Detroit

By Danny Devries, Data Analyst & Louis Bach, Communications

It seems that if you spend enough time in Detroit, someone will, sooner or later, tell you that half of the city’s population is illiterate. It happened to us most recently on the December 1st episode of the Craig Fahle show when a caller rang in [Read on...]