Elisa Tedesco- IDIS Sect 1 Sneaky Preservation

Elisa Tedesco

Reaction Paper #2

Abstract: In Michigan, the DOT is very busy with projects for new and improved systems of transportation. Two projects intertwine historic preservation and urban planning in a very stealthy way. The MDOT makes these historic preservation projects appear to be economic development projects, all because of the way they display the information and goals in the project description articles. I recognize the third dimension of power here, shaping the way residents view these projects, and informal governance strategies of growth machine theory.

Michigan’s Sneaky Preservation

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