Post Number: 12
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 12:08 pm: || |
A little doom and gloomy, but at least it's well informed, especially for an outsider perspective. The author obiously did not read Kurt Guyette's critique of LeDuff's article.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2b81 5a94-0863-11de-8a33-0000779fd2 ac.html
Post Number: 86
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 11:35 pm: || |
I thought the article was a very good depiction of what is happening now.
Post Number: 87
|Posted on Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 11:37 pm: || |
I did notice that he was off by a couple decades on the Renaissance Center though....
Post Number: 114
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 10:49 pm: || |
Financial Times: as we all know, a well respected news outlet. Been reading it, on and off, for thirty years.
Mr. Reed spent seven weeks in town. Was able to meet with some pretty informed folk who do not seem to have scales over their eyes.
Have him involved in the Bowling Greem study when he gets back to these parts.
Post Number: 199
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:40 pm: || |
"Urban renewal is also an old trope in a city where the 1950s “Renaissance Center”, meant to be a symbol of a revived downtown, is full of empty offices. GM would like to sell the building as the company downsizes."
GM is selling the Renaissance Center? I thought this was debunked in another thread. It definitely seems like something is going on that a number of independent sources have talked about this.
Post Number: 73
|Posted on Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:42 pm: || |
Judging that he got the Era wrong on the buildings construction date... maybe he got that wrong as well? Who knows
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 1:20 am: || |
I like where he more or less concedes at the end that critics of corporate globalization were right all along and that local urban agriculture will help make a better future for Detroit.
Post Number: 200
|Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 11:21 am: || |
Anyone else know anything about the RenCen?
Post Number: 378
|Posted on Monday, March 09, 2009 - 12:31 pm: || |
Well, even if he never makes it back, at least he showed a sincere interest in Detroit's Urban Gardening. Also he was receptive to the idea of Detroit as "a canary in the coalmine" which brings much more to his piece than the other hit and run articles.