09 Jun '11, 8pm

Which part of Detroit really needs to be ‘right-sized’?

Which part of Detroit really needs to be ‘right-sized’?

Photo: Trey Campbell Cross-posted from the Natural Resources Defense Council . At the bottom of this post are two short videos about Detroit, both featuring architect and planner Mark Nickita, principal of the city's Archive Design Studio and a lifelong Detroit resident. In a very refreshing change from the mind-numbing negativity one usually hears about the city, Nickita is upbeat and hopeful. His point of view, emphasizing revitalization, is much closer to my own than much of what I read, which effectively takes the approach that the city has somehow been abandoned beyond redemption, leaving the only question how to manage its more-or-less permanent shrinkage. But it's not that simple. There has indeed been a decline in part of the region. In 1970, 1,670,144 people lived within the city limits of Detroit. By 2010, that number had declined to 713,777, an astounding appare...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sprawl/2011-06-09-which-part-of-detr...

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