Great Lakes & Upper South in the News: "Chicago isn't Detroit, but it can learn from Motor City's innovative rehab" from the Chicago Tribune
"You hear the term "blank canvas" a lot around here, and it rankles many Detroiters, as if their years of sticking with this troubled, recently bankrupted city amounted to zilch.
Yet at the same time, so much has been emptied out of this vast city — people, buildings, resources — that those now working to revive it can fill in the blanks in unprecedented ways.
Detroit's past — with its decades of high crime and dwindling population, poor school and transportation systems, crumbling city services and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history — is a daunting one. Yet its future is being driven by degrees of risk-taking and out-of-the-box thinking less common in more stable cities such as Chicago."
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