Time magazine has run the cover story Detroit: The Death — and Possible Life — of a Great City.
Detroit has to shrink its footprint, even if it means condemning decent houses in the gap-toothed areas and moving their occupants to compact neighborhoods where they might find a modicum of security and service. Build greenbelts, which are a lot cheaper to maintain than untraveled streets. Encourage urban farming. Let the barren areas revert to nature.
read the full article at TIME: Detroit: The Death — and Possible Life — of a Great City