10 Jun '14, 2pm

According to @RickFedrizzi, Detroit is a "blank slate" for urban planners, builders & dreamers:

According to @RickFedrizzi, Detroit is a "blank slate" for urban planners, builders & dreamers:

First: a quick history lesson. A century ago, as a revolution was taking root that would transform America from a largely agrarian country into a muscular, industrial one, one city in particular found itself playing catch-up with all that progress. Detroit, which seemingly overnight had emerged as the epicenter of the auto manufacturing industry, found itself a city faced with a deepening housing crisis as tens of thousands of workers, many of them from the rural South, started migrating there on the promise of landing one of its many well-paying factory jobs. As a result, Detroit's leaders did something few other towns along the southern rim of the Great Lakes were doing at the time. They began erecting the vast majority of new homes for workers not of stone and brick, like other factory towns like Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Toledo and Chicago, but of wood. Wood was not on...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/detroit-offers-builders-dev...

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