Surrounded by rivers, the city made a great industrial center, but Delray showed chronological residential decay since 1970 when the automobile industry began to leave . Other than industrial use, Delray served a variety of people’s needs since long time ago: it accepted wastes, withstood the pollution due to various industry, and hosted a transportation infrastructure . Even though this area served loyally for Detroit, it was not an exception from racial and economic gentrification. Delray was soon crowded with left out colored residents as the city offered a safe housing in suburbs only for the white, and contributed to the formation of imbalance between the rich and poor .
Fig. 1: The location of Brightmoor in relation to other Detroit areas. Source: Mapping Detroit (2015). 
- Thomas, J. M., & Bekkering, H. (2015). Mapping Detroit: Land, community, and shaping a city. (pp. 115-142). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.
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- Thomas, J. M., & Bekkering, H. (2015). Mapping Detroit: Land, Community, and Shaping a City. (p. 144). Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.