--This article originally appeared on January 20, 2009
cover story explains how Detroit could be America's biggest greenest city.
Keeping in mind first and foremost the quality of life of 900,000
people, I suggest that Detroit evolves, with much state and federal
support, into a unique 21st-century American city. That it caters to
those athletically and culturally inclined who wish to escape density
and intensity of other large cities and have easy access to amenities
and daily staples.
Detroit, in short, becomes a myriad of Central Parks: the greenest large city in America, indeed the world.
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