Detroit seems to be a place where sunflowers sprout through cracked pavement and forests reclaim long deserted city blocks, or at least that’s what Mayor Bing’s Detroit Works has planned for its neighborhoods.
Vocabulary like “green residential” and strategies of using reforestation and experimental green fields to detoxify contaminated industrial land are being tossed around amongst the Detroit Works group. Now all they need are the funds, which may prove more daunting than the ideas for this cash strapped Rust Belt city. But then again, from limitation can flow resourcefulness and innovation.
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