Detroit Green City
April 29, 2008 9:09 AM Subscribe
Sometime in the last year I read an article in a print magazine about Detroit becoming the model sustainable city of the future. Help me find it.
posted by blapst to society & culture (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The first part of the article detailed how Detroit has crumbled since the 70s. The second part argued that because Detroit is so totally ruined and unprofitable and abandoned, it may be the only place where it is possible for a new model city to emerge with a much greater focus on local agriculture, green technology, and small business. There were also some photos of areas so neglected that meadows are sprouting and wildlife is returning.
I thought I saw it in the Utne Reader, but a search of their online archive has proved fruitless. If it's not UR, it's likely some other liberal/progressive monthly. Did anyone else see this article?