Detroit’s urban farming movement is thriving, supplying fresh produce, jobs and revived communities. Desiree Cooper examines this new food-based economy and the issues holding it back.
From one of the “most miserable cities” to one of the “best places for business,” Detroit is staging a turnaround, with hip creatives streaming into its formerly abandoned downtown. And millions of public, private and foundation dollars are greasing the wheels.
Can cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio, make a comeback? Reed Kroloff, director of Michigan’s Cranbrook Academy of Art, thinks so.
Detroit’s mayor is attempting to downsize the sprawling city to a more manageable size, using financial and other incentives to get residents to move. Desiree Cooper reports on the divisive plans.
A group of budding city planners in Detroit competes against students from more affluent suburbs to design the city of the future. A report from Detroit Public Television.