Twelve years ago, British urban historian Sir Peter Hall wrote in “Cities in Civilization” that Detroit “has become an astonishing case of industrial dereliction; perhaps, before long, the first major industrial city in history to revert to farmland.”
Will Detroit become the first organized and orderly deconstruction of a major American city?
The “Neighborhood Revitalization Strategic Framework” plan by Detroit Mayor David Bing (pictured) envisions replacing entire neighborhoods with “Naturescapes” (meadows), “Green Thoroughfares” and “Village Hubs” that require fewer city services.
Mayor David Bing is the same Dave Bing who thrilled basketball fans with his brilliance on the basketball court during the era of Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, and Walt Frazier.
Michael Barone, writer of the Washington Examiner report at the link below says:
Houses in Detroit are now selling for an average of $13,000, and Detroit is moving back to farmland. When people ask me why I switched from liberalism to conservatism, my one-word answer is “Detroit.”