• Who We Are

    City Parks Blog is a joint effort of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land and the City Parks Alliance to chronicle the news and issues of the urban park movement. Read more about us.
  • Urban Park Issues

  • Enter your email address to receive notifications of new City Parks Blog posts by email.

  • Archives

  • Urban Green Cover Ad

Richard Florida Says Detroit Should Focus on Preservation, Community Building

Richard Florida is skeptical of plans to clear neighborhoods in Detroit to create urban farms. In an Atlantic video interview, he suggests that the city capitalize on its strengths — building on the base of Wayne State University (and the other nearby state universities in Lansing and Ann Arbor) and working with the city’s remaining corporations and human capital to create new employment. He also suggests a a bottom up, neighborhood by neighborhood revitalization through historic preservation and adaptive reuse of land by community development corporations, foundations and others. Florida appears to be referring to urban farming in terms of large scale operations, but perhaps urban farming on a smaller scale could be part of this adaptive reuse he describes — and in a manner that is line with a community-driven approach. A short ad appears before the interview:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Richard Florida Talks Detroit“, posted with vodpod

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s