I recently came across two articles that speak of feelings many from Detroit currently feel. Feeling both torn between hating the area for it’s many short comings, and loving it for some reason as well. Maybe it’s what Detroit represents (or used to anyway): hard work and ingenuity. Or maybe it’s more simple than that. Maybe it’s just that it’s home.

Either way, questions such as, can Detroit become what it once was, or more simply can it survive, are constantly asked? Survive, it will, but become the major center of a new economy, like it was before, is next to impossible. It is what it is, and through the hard work, perseverance, and creativity of those who choose to stick it out, or who have no choice, Detroit can, and likely will, become a much better place.

Motor City Breakdown

The Detroit Dilemma

March 1, 2009

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