Crossing The Lines

Defining "Essential Detroit"

December 3, 2012

We faced off some of our region's gems in 5 day poll and asked you to vote on the people, places and things you consider to be "Essential Detroit". Over 300 people responded and we've pulled together the results in this nifty graphic.


WDET's "Essential Detroit" survey is the latest aspect of our multi-year Crossing The Lines series. Crossing The Lines is a way for all of us, the team at WDET and everyone in the region, to take a long view of how we relate to each other. The series has included reported pieces, community gatherings, videos and dozens of segments on The Craig Fahle Show.

This poll was another (fun) way to get us talking about what unites and divides us as a region. Hopefully, this is a way for us to see that whether we are East Side or West Side, 8 Mile, tri-county, A2 or Downriver, we're much more alike than different.

Thanks for playing along!

Mikel Ellcessor
General Manager, WDET

What do you consider to be "Essential Detroit"? Let us know in the comments below!