Transit in Detroit
details an urban planner's initiative to cut the costs of the city's traffic congestion-relieving highway expansion by proposing a transit system combining light rail and bus-rapid-transit. [More Inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Nov 25, 2005 -
The fabulous ruins of Detroit:
"After decades of blight, large swathes of Detroit are being reclaimed by nature. Roughly a third of this 139-square-mile city consists of weed-choked lots and dilapidated buildings . . . rather than fight this return to nature, urban farmers have embraced it, gradually converting 15 acres of idle land into more than 40 community gardens and microfarms — some consuming entire blocks." [note: NY Times link]
posted by ryanshepard
on Dec 9, 2003 -
Now I'm depressed. I'd seen The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
site before, but never really looked around. It was well worth the hour I spent there. Then I wandered over to Modern Ruins
. We're a destructive species, aren't we? We don't even value the things we create...
posted by Aaaugh!
on Aug 16, 2000 -