On Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his eleventh State of the City address. It was a rapid-fire list of wins, and areas where he wants to focus on the next year.

But what is the state of our city, from a different perspective? What if we take a minute, or an hour in this case, and unpack what's happening in Michigan's largest city with a different lens?

 Chase Cantrell - he heads up Building Community Value, lectures at the University of Michigan and is an active developer - brings that lens, and we work through different angles of the topics in the speech.

Chase Cantrell

This is one of the most in-depth analysis you're going to find on the speech, and listen to it in the player below or in your favorite podcast app.

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Here's the topic rundown, and an automated show transcript is to come.

01:34 - Public Safety improvements, things that work and things that maybe should get even more money as a percentage of the overall budget.

05:32 - Trauma and black flight from the city. The causes, how to address it, and what's next.

11:06 - Construction costs have skyrocketed, impacting the rebuild of empty land

12:51 - A lack of family homes in Detroit - why? How to address that?

16:12 - Environment and sustainability conversation. Solar panels vs. addressing flooding.

20:43 - Advocating for participatory budgeting

24:55 - Discussing the Detroit Promise scholarship program, and encouraging more awareness of it

29:22 - Affordable housing. We need more! What do we need to get there? And addressing the wealth of the people of Detroit.

32:32 - The underlying challanges and opportunities of wrestling with buses and transit in Detroit.

43:50 - There's going to be a new focus on abandoned vehicles.

50:17 - More of a commitment to black history, including more monuments that reflect the majority community here as much of our civic art downtown looks like it's still the Jerome Cavanaugh administration

53:56 - $3 Billion in wealth for black homeowners. What does that mean? And the gaps to help people access or build that wealth as banks are hesitant to do smaller lending (under $100,000).

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