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Suggests ways for Detroit to become a smaller but better city in the twenty first century and proposes productive uses for the city's vacant spaces.
John Gallagher is a veteran journalist who writes about urban and economic development for the Detroit Free Press. He joined the newspaper in 1987. John's other books include Great Architecture of Michigan and, as co-author, AIA Detroit: The American Institute of Architects Guide to Detroit Architecture.
This is an incredibly well written and well researched work with an interesting perspective on how a shrinking city can adapt and excell by recognising opportunities that come with... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by The Dog
This book is great! I loved how author, John Gallagher used so many examples from other cities here in Michigan, within our country and cities around the world that has been... Read morePublished on June 28, 2011 by DetroiterBecker
This book gives the reader an excellent, straightforward introduction to Detroit and the various efforts to revitalize the city: urban ag, greenways, etc. Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Todd Scott
I read this book during a recent business trip and really appreciated the perspective. There is not a single solution to the problems that the city of Detroit faces. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by J. FELISKY