This is an awesome article by Grace Lee Boggs and Scott Kurashige that first appeared at Yes! Magazine online. I've noticed that many talking heads and mainstream media sources have not yet clued in to the more positive things happening in Detroit.
In 1988, we in Detroit were at one of the great turning points in history. Detroit’s deindustrialization, devastation, and depopulation had turned the city into a wasteland, but it had also created the space and place where there was not only the necessity but also the possibility of creating a city based not on expanding production but on new values of sustainability and community. Instead of investing our hopes in GM, Ford, and Chrysler and becoming increasingly alienated from each other and the Earth, we needed to invest in, work with, and rely on each other.