For decades, Detroit was heralded as the example of urban development gone horribly wrong – a dangerous city full of burned out buildings, gaping holes in the urban fabric and failed infrastructure. And in 2013 the City of Detroit declared bankruptcy. Recently though, Detroit has redefined itself, its public spaces and its sense of community – not in spite of adversity, but because of it. This is a story of revaluing negative urban development, and how grass roots initiatives and the power of the human spirit can find potential in the direst of circumstances – and realise it in inspiring ways.
Tid og sted(1 time)
12.00 – 13.00
Shelley Smith, architect and urbanist BYDELSKONTORET