Detroit City Is the Place to Be

Monday, December 03, 2012

Detroit-area native Mark Binelli talks about Detroit—it’s long downward spiral and its new role as a laboratory for the future of cities. In Detroit City Is the Place to Be, he goes beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty, and ruin to show how Detroit is being re-invented as a post-industrial city becoming smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning.


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Comments [4]

Wayne Johnson Ph.D. from Bk

The Kerner Commission that examined the events of 1967 in Detroit, correctly called the event an insurrection (against the poverty and police abuse endemic to that an all American urban areas).

Dec. 03 2012 02:19 PM
fuva from harlemworld

As in Harlem, etc.,
the current gentrification of Detroit
is a manifestation of the previous economic abandonment of Detroit
which lead to the current gentrification of Detroit
The cycle continues

Dec. 03 2012 01:58 PM
M from brooklyn

is there a way to read the piece on kilpatrick even though it was never published?

Dec. 03 2012 01:54 PM
George from Brooklyn

How has the auto bailout affected the revival of Detroit?

Dec. 03 2012 09:57 AM

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