Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Link Drop - June 23, 2009

  • The Old Tiger Stadium Conservancy formally lists its grievances against the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (Crain's). Worth reading.
  • Richard Florida of "creative class" fame and urban economist Ed Glaeser discuss a recent Telegraph article on shrinking cities: Glaeser says we should stop investing in declining cities as places, investing in people instead so they have the education to get out if they wish (NY Times); Florida concurs but argues that demolition and smart infrastructure investment can make shrinking cities better places to live for those who remain (Atlantic).
  • First Tiger Stadium, now the Lafayette Building. City Council denied a historic designation for the downtown building today (Crain's). Expect demolition imminently.

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