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Detroit's Foreclosure Crisis and the Need for 'Information Justice' - CityLab
Other data scientists in Detroit have sought to present housing data with information justice in mind. Last year, Akers launched a project called Property Praxis, in which he and his colleague Alex Hill mapped the 20 percent of land parcels in Detroit owned by speculators. Wherever possible, they name the actual owner of the property—not the shell corporation or LLC that obscures the owner’s identity. So, while Loveland lists the owner of 8030 Townsend as CE Detroit LLC, Property Praxis lists it as Manuel Matty Moroun, and shows that he owns 599 Detroit properties through various companies.

Akers said he and Hill wanted to create "a map that no developer can use to build shit."
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july 2017 by copystar
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