Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lafayette Park

Source: http://www.freep.com/article/20130218/BUSINESS06/302180059/Greater-downtown-Detroit-has-more-wealth-racial-diversity-than-city-as-a-whole-report-finds

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

M1 Rail

Woodward light rail looks like it will actually become reality. After finally sealing the deal on the federal government's $25 million funding portion, construction is expected to begin in the fall of this year and completion slated for Fall 2015. Only 59 years after the original Woodward streetcars made their last run and were shipped to Mexico City. It's about time they came back.

What a beautiful map.

Kenya's Silicon Savannah

Kenya has released plans to build a new city for 185,000 people 40 miles outside of Nairobi. It still remains one of the world's poorest countries, but while living in Nairobi and to this day, watching from afar, I'm continually impressed with the skill and ambition of the country's business and entrepreneurial communities. The exciting forward thinking and inspiring vision of a city that this plan showcases is in stark contrast to my current city's attitude, which continues to hold on to a glorified past that is no longer (at least in the government).