New Consensus in Detroit Behind Shrinking

The mayor, non-profits and a growing section of Detroit residents are getting behind the idea of making Detroit smaller by demolishing buildings and cutting off dead sections of the city.
June 21, 2010, 2pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Steven A. Ogden, executive director of Next Detroit Neighborhood Initiative, says in the article, "People are deciding we can't live like this anymore."

The city government has demolished thousands of buildings in the past year, and has a goal of clearing 3,000 more structures by the end of the year.

The article outlines several new proposals for strategically shrinking the city, including one from Community Development Advocates of Detroit that "suggests classifying each part of the city into one of 11 neighborhood types like green zones, homestead sectors, village hubs and traditional residential sectors, to name a few."

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Published on Monday, June 21, 2010 in The New York Times
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