Some residents, tired of waiting for permission or a plan, have repurposed vacant land. Experts say dozens of square miles of Detroit are now vacant, counting empty fields from which all buildings have been removed, as well as abandoned parks, roads and other public spaces no longer maintained by the city.Residents are taking over nature left unattended and bureaucratically bungled by city government, while they mix their labor with the unused land to cultivate and repurpose land resources.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Detroiters Repurposing Land
Another great thing going on in Detroit: the anarcho-repurposing of vacant land.
I am a CPA working in the healthcare industry by day, and an economist, writer, researcher, and blogger by any other time of the week. This blog will be about the uniqueness of the Detroit resurgence due to an inept and powerless local bureaucracy (government) that cannot possibly keep up with regulating the renaissance of entrepreneurial and community ventures. The lens through which I view things is very different from the mainstream, or even the scattered blogosphere. This will not be a standard "this is my life in Detroit" blog. Though, I will intersperse some of that stuff, along with my Detroit photography, to keep the blog varied and intellectually interesting.