Milicent Johnson is a New York native who got plenty of stern warnings -- and pepper spray -- when she decided to journey to the D to uncover our city's spirit of community. What she found, after ditching the Mace, was a warm and vibrant population who welcomed her with open arms. From Rachel's Place, to crepes, to even milking a goat, Johnson got the true D-town experience. Which led to some pretty interesting ruminations on Detroit's role in shaping ideas for rebuilding 21st century cities. And it seems this Shareable Cities post made at least one convert.
So, here's my final confession: I want to move to Detroit. Having lived
in New York City, D.C, Boston, and now, San Francisco, I'm used to
comfortable city life that caters to the young. But never have I
experienced a place thriving with talent, energy, passion, and
determination to make their city, and by association, the world, a
better place. If you are looking for a place to develop your dream,
whatever it may be, consider trying to do so in Detroit, in the place I
am now dubbing the birthplace of our collective new American destiny.
See you there.
We're baking that "Welcome to Detroit" casserole, Milicent, so hurry on back. Read the whole post here