It’s the first real test of Mayor Dave Bing’s plan to repopulate stable neighborhoods and transform vacant areas into lakes, farms, forests and greenways.
The boulevard is lined with abandoned buildings and homes, new public housing and a few schools and churches.
By Steve Neavling, Editor The grumblings of revolution and civil disobedience in Detroit are hard to dismiss as hyperbole. “Before long, I think there’s going to be a class or race riot,” Councilman Kwame Kenyatta told me over the phone. “People are angry.” No doubt. Police and firefighters are losing jobs. Bus routes are less […]
If Detroit is consistent about anything, it’s the city’s failure to find good leadership. From the segregationist mayors and city councils of the first half of the 20th century to the ineffective leaders of today, Detroit is a stark example of a city damaged by its own leadership. So as the 2013 mayoral election nears […]
The abandoned, ramshackle houses and businesses in Detroit can be sad reminders of the city’s drastic population loss over the past half century. But with a little bit of paint and sweat, the blocks of ruin can be transformed into a portrait of love and hope. From the vibrant extravagance of graffiti art to simple […]