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What to do with the megatons of concrete and asphalt that remain from reducing the size of the city. It's too expensive to reclaim or transport - how about creating a mufti-purpose urban recreation destination?

What to do with the megatons of concrete and asphalt that remain from reducing the size of the city. It's too expensive to reclaim or transport - how about creating a mufti-purpose urban recreation destination?

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That's right - what if we were to literally Recycle Detroit - here's the concept:

Reduce: 
Detroit's population shrunk by 50% since 1950 so a lot of infrastructure isn't needed and is decaying. Let's right-size the city and its expenses by eliminati

That's right - what if we were to literally Recycle Detroit - here's the concept: Reduce: Detroit's population shrunk by 50% since 1950 so a lot of infrastructure isn't needed and is decaying. Let's right-size the city and its expenses by eliminati

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good analogy Brad - it's a big enough challenge that there's no one solution - but there is lots of opportunity for creative solutions that meet different needs and tackle the problem from different angles.

definitely - creating a springboard for local artists to get exposure for their work would be critical - perhaps reserving a percentage of available "canvas" or some canvas in each neighborhood for local artists would be appropriate. I can see Community Colleges and other arts groups doing tours of the street art for both creative and technical inspiration - an online guidebook would allow users to conduct self-guided tours of the work as well.

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Thank you for the additional resource links Carla - those are really interesting and helpful!