PBS examines Detroit's right-sizing efforts

The national PBS program Need to Know ran two stories on the future of our city last week. The issue? 40 square miles of vacant land within Detroit's borders, containing as many as 80,000 empty homes.

Former Freep columnist Desiree Cooper discusses the Detroit Works initiative and the Live Midtown residential incentive. PBS also aired a Detroit Public Television segment on some great new ideas from citizens who aren't old enough to vote. A group of Northwest Detroit students, through a program called Future City, are creating virtual models of their dream urban metropolis.

What does Detroit look like 150 years into the future? Or even next year? Find out more about Detroit's youngest city planners here, or click here to watch the report on Detroit's downsizing movement.
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