Detroit has become the veritable poster child for the emerging
movement to downsize and shrink older industrial cities. Here's the Detroit Free Press on "10 Tips for Downsizing Detroit." These five strike me as imperative:
- Stop calling it downsizing
- Never try to forcibly relocate residents
- Stop selling vacant land to speculators
- Don't expect urban farming to solve all the problems
- Use data to understand Detroit's neighborhoods
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