'Inchvesting' in the Future of Detroit

A group in Detroit has begun an effort to sell of one-inch parcels of land in the city for $1.

It began as an at project, but now organizers are using the money they collect to provide grants to local organizations who want to make physical improvements to parts of the city's underused land.

"These microhoods will function as visitable park and garden spaces spread around the city and mirrored online. Once you inchvest in the project you're able to log into your land, fill out a profile, meet your new neighbors, and make plans for your space. What happens is an open-ended adventure, so expect surprises."

Full Story: Invest in one square inch of Detroit for $1

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