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March 11, 2013

Robin Boyle's Detroit EFM editorial published in Detroit Free Press


Robin Boyle, professor of urban planning at Wayne State University, opined about the placement of an emergency financial manager (EFM) into the administration of the City of Detroit writing that this event should also be viewed as an opportunity for truly innovative urban reform. “As the city awaits the announcement of the EFM, and as the candidates for the November 2013 mayoral race and City Council jostle for position, I believe this situation presents a clear and potentially advantageous separation of roles.” He added, “The EFM means real and painful change for Detroit. But this is a crisis that should not be wasted. Short-run change can also yield long-term and lasting improvement.”


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