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Danindc
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought this would be a departure point for interesting discussion:

http://www.clevescene.com/2007 -04-18/news/dream-small/
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Mackinaw
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 2:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No more links to Ohio publications, please.

In seriousness, though, I think that Kilpatrick's locality-focused plans are similar (i.e. downtown focus, planning for E. Riverfront/Capitol Park redevelopment, giving incentives to live in well-established neighborhoods). Detroit has to accept overall population losses. It's a huge city in a shrinking region. It has to focus on growing on a neighborhoods and districts, focusing on a few at a time. I think the best hope is making downtown and a few of the coolest neighborhoods near the core of the city so appealing there will be a mass influx that comes close to offsetting the losses in other areas.
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Jelk
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 2:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like it. Imagine the branding possibilities!

Michigan: Small dreams, small minds.

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