City To Farmland: Detroit Plans To Downsize

City To Farmland: Detroit Plans To Downsize
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In the wake of growing recession, the city of Detroit is planning to remove large vacant areas and turn them into farmland.

Naresh Kumar
  • 12 march 2010

In the wake of growing recession, the city of Detroit is planning to remove large vacant areas and turn them into farmland. What once was the center of America’s industrial prowess has now over 33,000 empty houses and 91,000 vacant residential lots. By demolishing around 10,000 houses and dilapidated buildings and moving them to other neighborhoods, Detroit would turn almost a quarter of the city to fields and farmland.

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