Saturday, January 5, 2013

Detroiters Repurposing Land

Another great thing going on in Detroit: the anarcho-repurposing of vacant land.
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empty fields from which all buildings have been removed, as well as abandoned parks, roads and other public spaces no longer maintained by the city.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. 

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Discovered your blog in the wake of the bankruptcy announcement and a facebook page. Keep up the good work!