Here's more on a post in May in which we suggested you should get your hands on a copy of Professor Gideon Kanner's latest article, Detroit and the Decline of Urban America, 2013 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1547 (2014). He writes about the role of eminent domain as one of the six factors contributing to urban flight and depopulation of major cities such as Detroit. Unfortunately, we could only post a reference to the article, but not the article itself.
Now we can. Here it is. It is a quick and enlightening read.