Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Detroit Rising

I’m assuming most of you by now have seen Atlantic Cities, the new urbanism focused site from the Atlantic magazine. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should. There’s tons of good stuff there, the biggest problem with it being that there’s so much, it’s hard to keep up.

They just finished up running a five part video series called Detroit Rising that’s worth a look. Here’s the intro piece on the state of Detroit featuring Richard Florida. (The video won’t display in Google Reader, etc. so click here to view it).

For the rest of the series, please kick over to Atlantic Cities. Remaining parts are:

Detroit’s Creative Potential
The Faces Behind Detroit’s Rebirth
The Businesses That Will Lead Detroit
The Future of Detroit

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Topics: Economic Development
Cities: Detroit

One Response to “Detroit Rising”

  1. Charles Courtney says:

    This intro video hints at truth in the tenants of free market economics- Corrections are necessary, and should be proportional to the “bubble” they are correcting. No one had a deeper recession then Detroit, but no one is rebounding faster. Perhaps a lesson.

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