Detroit’s Rejuvenation: My Perspective on The Guardian
My latest article on The Guardian discusses the steps that citizens in Detroit are taking to revitalize their proud city. Everything is stacked up against Detroit, but once you get past those first few impressions, a wondrous city awaits. Urban farming, sustainable living and a thriving art scene await you. A clean tech sector around Wayne State University promises to bring clean energy and high tech jobs to its center core--and there is a waiting list for space. Here's my take on the city in which my grandfather decided to settle after immigrating a hundred years ago:
There is more than just demolition in Detroit. Families who have lived there for generations, as well as recent transplants, are taking back their city with their own hands. Old Detroit still offers a stunning collection of art deco architecture, a museum with a billion-dollar art collection, and a solid manufacturing infrastructure.Read the rest of the article on The Guardian, and visit its Built Environment Hub.