Thursday, July 28, 2011

Detroit to set services by neighborhood condition

In an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, the mayor unveiled a plan to deliver services in a short-termed innovation strategy called the Detroit Works Project. Mayor Bing wants to encourage the redistribution of what's left of Detroit's population into areas where people still live so that the city's resources won't be spread dangerously thin.

"We will not force anybody to move," Bing said. "We want people to move into the areas that are going to grow; where we have the amenities, the density." This is a departure from an earlier idea that would have had residents move from distressed areas of the city into other areas in order to stabilize them.

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