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The Resource Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis, Mark Binelli

Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis, Mark Binelli

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Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis
Title
Detroit City is the place to be
Title remainder
the afterlife of an American metropolis
Statement of responsibility
Mark Binelli
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The fall and maybe rise of Detroit, America's most epic urban failure, from local native and Rolling Stone reporter Mark BinelliOnce America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neo-pastoral agriculturalists, and utopian environmentalists--all have been drawn to Detroit's baroquely decaying, nothing-left-to-lose frontier. With an eye for both the darkly absurd and the radically new, Detroit-area native and Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli has chronicled this convergence. Throughout the city's "museum of neglect"--its swaths of abandoned buildings, its miles of urban prairie--he tracks the signs of blight repurposed, from the school for pregnant teenagers to the killer ex-con turned street patroller, from the organic farming on empty lots to GM's wager on the Volt electric car and the mayor's realignment plan (the most ambitious on record) to move residents of half-empty neighborhoods into a viable, new urban center.Sharp and impassioned, Detroit City Is the Place to Be is alive with the sense of possibility that comes when a city hits rock bottom. Beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty, and ruin, we glimpse a future Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning--what might just be the first post-industrial city of our new century"--
  • "Once America's capitalist dream town, Detroit is our country's greatest urban failure, having fallen the longest and the farthest. But the city's worst crisis yet (and that's saying something) has managed to do the unthinkable: turn the end of days into a laboratory for the future. Urban planners, land speculators, neo-pastoral agriculturalists, and utopian environmentalists--all have been drawn to Detroit's baroquely decaying, nothing-left-to-lose frontier. With an eye for both the darkly absurd and the radically new, Detroit-area native and Rolling Stone writer Mark Binelli has chronicled this convergence. Throughout the city's "museum of neglect"--its swaths of abandoned buildings, its miles of urban prairie--he tracks the signs of blight repurposed, from the school for pregnant teenagers to the killer ex-con turned street patroller, from the organic farming on empty lots to GM's wager on the Volt electric car and the mayor's realignment plan (the most ambitious on record) to move residents of half-empty neighborhoods into a viable, new urban center. Sharp and impassioned, Detroit City Is the Place to Be is alive with the sense of possibility that comes when a city hits rock bottom. Beyond the usual portrait of crime, poverty, and ruin, we glimpse a future Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning--what might just be the first post-industrial city of our new century"--
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis, Mark Binelli
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-302) and index
Contents
Goin' to Detroit, Michigan -- The town of Detroit exists no longer -- DIY city -- Not for us the tame enjoyment -- How to shrink a major American city -- Detroit is dynamite -- Motor City breakdown -- Comeback! -- Austerity 101 -- Murder city -- Politics -- Let us paint your factory magenta -- Fabulous ruin
Control code
ocn753631067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780805092295
Lccn
2012016123
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Detroit City is the place to be : the afterlife of an American metropolis, Mark Binelli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-302) and index
Contents
Goin' to Detroit, Michigan -- The town of Detroit exists no longer -- DIY city -- Not for us the tame enjoyment -- How to shrink a major American city -- Detroit is dynamite -- Motor City breakdown -- Comeback! -- Austerity 101 -- Murder city -- Politics -- Let us paint your factory magenta -- Fabulous ruin
Control code
ocn753631067
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 p.
Isbn
9780805092295
Lccn
2012016123
Other physical details
ill., map

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