John Mogk

John Mogk is professor of law at Wayne State University. He is a scholar of urban issues and has advised the state, Wayne County and City of Detroit on numerous urban development initiatives.


Bad government caused Detroit’s decline. Don’t blame the riot. (Slideshow)

September 1, 2017 | John Mogk

Urban violence is the easy answer for the decline of Michigan’s largest city. But many policy decisions, before and after the unrest, played a larger part in depopulation and its related problems.