Bulldozing cities to save them

Near downtown Detroit. "Urban prarie."  Foxes are already returning

Near downtown Detroit. "Urban prairie." Foxes are already returning

In Detroit, shattered by the woes of the US car industry, there are already plans to split it into a collection of small urban centres separated from each other by countryside.

Maybe they could have urban gardens and wind turbines in the countryside areas. Seriously. I recall that a Detroit city council member did in fact say maybe wind turbines might be a good idea. Parts of Detroit already are empty spaces

“The real question is not whether these cities shrink – we’re all shrinking – but whether we let it happen in a destructive or sustainable way,” said Mr Kildee. “Decline is a fact of life in Flint. Resisting it is like resisting gravity.”


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