19 Jul '12, 9am

To Revitalize Detroit, Bring on the Zombies.

To Revitalize Detroit, Bring on the Zombies.

Z World Detroit /Video screen capture Huge swathes of Detroit are virtually abandoned; at least half the buildings in a shockingly large percentage of the city are empty. The scale of the urban blight has given rise to a variety of new ideas, including the creation of a lot of farmland , but the team behind Z World has a very different way to revitalize the Motor City: a 200 acre zombie theme park. Z World Detroit /Video screen capture The basic idea is to take a section of Detroit that the City is considering officially abandoning, and use it to recreate a world where visitors have to hide out, gather supplies, and avoid zombie attacks — or else join the ranks of the undead. It is a theme park that takes advantage of blight, rather than ignoring it or razing buildings that could be salvaged. Talk about an example of reuse: a vital component of resilient building . Marc Si...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/zombie-theme-park-...

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