A graphic image of what is happening in Detroit. In red, the points of the city in which licenses for building demolitions have been approved, compared to the licenses granted for new buildings (in blue). The demolition has been an option, at least there. According to the articleWith so much space, so few options — Detroit’s vast vacant lots are a burden, the city of Paris could enter the entire surface of Detroit’s empty or abandoned land.

Months ago I dedicated several posts to this very particular issue in Detroit and then we saw how social organizations and public authorities proposed solutions for this problem. However, the authorities seem to accept reality: barely a part of these lands and buildings will be able to be activated and most of them will remain empty or without a specific use for years because there is no comprehensive and short-term response term for such magnitude. The zombie houses they will be there for a long time.


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