“… The monumental growth Northland helped to engender has made southeastern Michigan’s quilt of counties, cities, townships and villages the most dominant collection of suburbs in the United States.

In no other major metropolitan area do the suburbs overshadow their central city like the suburbs here dominate Detroit.

The build-out never stops. Development daily pushes the boundaries of suburbia outward, further tipping the balance of wealth, power and population away from Detroit, whose 50-year decline is directly connected to suburbia’s rise. … “

> From Freep: “A FRENZY OF CHANGE: How Northland, now 50, jump-started suburbs’ growth” (Via Brandon)

Author: Rob