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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Operating on a scale never before attempted in this country, the city would demolish houses in some of the most desolate sections of Detroit and move residents into stronger neighborhoods. Roughly a quarter of the 139-square-mile city could go from urban to semi-rural.

    Near downtown, fruit trees and vegetable farms would replace neighborhoods that are an eerie landscape of empty buildings and vacant lots. Suburban commuters heading into the city center might pass through what looks like the countryside to get there. Surviving neighborhoods in the birthplace of the auto industry would become pockets in expanses of green.

    Detroit officials first raised the idea in the 1990s, when blight was spreading. Now, with the recession plunging the city deeper into ruin, a decision on how to move forward is approaching. Mayor Dave Bing, who took office last year, is expected to unveil some details in his state-of-the-city address this month.
    This would be expensive in the short run, but in the long run, it would potentially hold the answers for a number of rust belt cities. There are other communities in the same state. One community I worked with, about 1/3 of the properties in the city are abandoned. Those abandoned properties are nests for crime, drug activity, and prostitution.

    The people of Detroit (and particularly the children) are going to cost us money, one way or another, just like the people of New Orleans and the people of DC,and the people of East Cleveland, etc., etc.

    We can either pay on the front end or the back end. Detroit is like Camden, NJ. I think 1/2 of Camden residents are already living in subsidized housing.

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    This would be expensive in the short run, but in the long run, it would potentially hold the answers for a number of rust belt cities. There are other communities in the same state. One community I worked with, about 1/3 of the properties in the city are abandoned. Those abandoned properties are nests for crime, drug activity, and prostitution.

    The people of Detroit (and particularly the children) are going to cost us money, one way or another, just like the people of New Orleans and the people of DC,and the people of East Cleveland, etc., etc.

    We can either pay on the front end or the back end. Detroit is like Camden, NJ. I think 1/2 of Camden residents are already living in subsidized housing.
    Yup, Camden is a **** hole for sure......
    I wonder why?.......

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Deeeeeetroit too, I wonder why?......

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Hmm, so you are suggesting its a result of the afro-americans living in these places, partisan?
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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Hmm, so you are suggesting its a result of the afro-americans living in these places, partisan?
    Would partisan actually suggest that?

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Hmm, so you are suggesting its a result of the afro-americans living in these places, partisan?
    Well, if you looked at the demographics of both cities, you would have a stong arguement that this is the case, but I would not single out AAs as the sole cause of the malady........
    That would be unfair........

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Well, if you looked at the demographics of both cities, you would have a stong arguement that this is the case, but I would not single out AAs as the sole cause of the malady........
    That would be unfair........



    What do you think is the primary causes then. Specifically.
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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    It's a waste of time and money. And by the way, it's not just Detroit. As someone who graduated from U of M and got the hell out on the first thing smoking (not even staying behind long enough to walk for any of my degrees), unemployment, crime, and poverty are permeated throughout the state. It's in Pontiac, Flint (where I'm from), Saginaw, and pretty much anywhere else along the I-75 corridor.

    I would offer a solution and some common-sense infusion ideas, but I know I'd be called racist. It's a simple fact though, especially when you compare crime rates, race proportions, and demagougery.

    People can complain about the situation, but the ones who are crying the loudest represent a very small voting bloc. I sincerely believe that the vast majority of people there don't really want change, or are not willing to do what it takes to facilitate a change. When you look at the politicians who have represented the Detroit metro area - Archer, Kilpatrick, Conyers, etc. - they pretty much welcome their current position.

    I treat Detroit like Iraq. They didn't want democracy, so why force it upon them? Detroit doesn't want a change, and a few people who make the WXYZ news that whine and complain isn't a fair representation of the populace. They made their bed. Now shut up and lie in it.

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    The whole state of Michigan is scary. I drove from Illinois to Toronto so I was passing through and really the differences from how rich one state and the other is is very noticeable. I won't be traveling through Michigan during the night again.
    But the actions of the government in Detriot are long overdue and I don't believe it will work out.

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    Re: Detroit looks at downsizing to save city

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What do you think is the primary causes then. Specifically.
    The primary cause for Deeeetroit is the death of the American auto industry.....
    I think Camden's problem is that it gets all of Philly's rejects.....
    Camden is more than half black & 30% Puerto Rican, 7% white, & is the poorest city of over 65K in the country, I will let that fact speak for itself......




    Camden
    Crime rates (2008)
    Crime type Rate*
    Homicide: 70.9
    Forcible rape: 91.9
    Robbery: 1,069.8
    Aggravated assault: 1,099.9
    Violent crime: 2,332.6
    Burglary: 1,602.7
    Larceny-theft: 3,535.0
    Motor vehicle theft: 1,310.0
    Arson: 157.5
    Property crime: 6,447.7
    Notes
    * Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.
    2008 population: 76,182

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