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Skillman Foundation

Detroit blight removal: Behind the scenes with Motor City Mapping

2,829 views 5 months ago
Since mid-2013, the Skillman Foundation has partnered with several organizations to address blight removal in Detroit. With the Blight Authority and Brightmoor Alliance, the Foundation piloted a blight elimination plan in Brighmoor, one of Detroit's most blighted neighborhoods. With Data Driven Detroit and Loveland Technologies, we introduced Blexting, or "blight texting," an app that has made it possible to compile the largest, most accurate data set ever collected concerning Detroit's blight. Backed by a number of other partners through the Blight Task Force, that technology is now at work as teams travel Detroit surveying every property in the city. Show less
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