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Detroit’s Demise Sets Up Rebirth From Grassroots

Negative news associated with Detroit is discussed in this article, along with the expectation that the city is poised for a comeback. Reasons for its decline are posed (including government corruption and class warfare), while the innovative responses of those who remain are described. Neighborhood alliances, community revitalization initiatives and strategies for reshaping the city have inspired many creative responses such as reclaiming lots, urban farming projects and small business enterprises. This article covers the mayor’s teardown strategy, citizen’s concerns and local initiatives to deal with current issues.

SOURCE:, 4/6/11