Talking about cities

“The second tier of US cities, such as Detroit, show how far, and how fast, cities can fall. Once nearly unimaginably wealthy, loaded with rapacious industrialists-cum-philanthropists, they have deteriorated into doughnuts: big, fat suburbs with a hallow core. These cores are inhabited by those who once powered the engines of industry and have become surplus to requirements, an urban generation abandoned. Welfare and fast-food dependent, they are the models of the unhealthy city.”

-Edwin Heathcote, “Cities of Hope: growing populations need new solutions”


About detroitisazombie

Master of Architecture student at Newschool of Architecture and Design in San Diego, CA. Born and raised in America's high-five state and beginning my thesis work on the revitalization of my favorite city, Detroit. This blog will log my research, discovery, and project evolution. View all posts by detroitisazombie

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