How to Save Detroit and other troubled American cities
How to Save Detroit - and other troubled American cities
"What is the solution for Detroit, in your opinion?"
The is obvious, isn't it? Only blindness and bureacracy is holding it back:
Writedown the debt by 90-98%, and then, What?
+ Build a new light rail system along Woodward Avenue, using private funds
+ Change the zoning laws and building codes to encourage mixed use and densification along the rail station
+ Make it cheap and easy to design and re-purpose buildings
+ Build Smaller homes (and offices), closer together, with a better design (cf Sarah Susanka )
+ Less parking, and few cars, but more "community spaces", where people can meet
+ Police the areas near the stations and where it is dense and will be easier to provide effective policing
+ Encourage start-up companies, and keep the red-tape at a minimum
+ Keep taxes for business at levels which are competitive with the areas around the USA
Removing the shackles of red tape, building codes, and excessive taxes is very important
since it will help to create private sector jobs
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