As Mayor Bing explains, "The key to our coming back is being focused and making sure that we've got the right kind of density in the right parts of the city."
Krissa Thompson writes that consultants, nonprofits and other groups are responding to the call, bringing an energy to Detroit not unlike post-Katrina New Orleans:
"There is an urban farming proposal, which would turn over whole sections of the city to corporate farming operations. Many of the country's leading foundations, including Kresge, Ford, Rockefeller, Kellogg, Skillman and Knight, are funding arts, education and development projects.
The Urban Land Institute is helping to revitalize a downtown corridor."
Thanks to Raquel Trinidad