Clevelander Ann Trubek comments on "Growth in America's Dying Cities"

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 23:29.

Anne Trubek for Good Magazine - Civic leaders and artists are coming up with some interesting ideas, and often the line between the two groups is blurred. The perfectly-named Unreal Estate Agency in Detroit is aimed at showcasing “new types of urban practices (architecturally, artistically, institutionally, everyday life, etc) that came into existence, creating a new value system in Detroit,” including helping people purchase and rehab a home for under $5,000. In Cleveland, the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture is working on an initiative called “From Rust Belt to Arts Belt” (the second symposium is September 17 and 18). Cleveland artist Don Harvey leads a tour of the “Natural Flats” that shows the “evolving natural environment” of a warehouse district downtown.  Read more.

Another great story about "rust belt revitalization" can be found here.

Don Harvey's flora and fauna

  Don Harvey is a great, understated local artist and, if I may say so, a biologist.  A lover of life and of observing life.  It takes someone in Atlanta to appreciate the local flora and fauna.  Thanks Eternity.
 
PLEASE, especially read the last article Eternity suggests from GOOD magazine--

http://www.good.is/post/rebuilding-americas-neighborhoods/

See also:

http://realneo.us/events/share-your-vision-for-cleveland-aug-2008#comment-6884

 

Solutions do exist

Cleveland was once a bright and beautiful town, the 5th largest city in America.  I've said it before and I'll say it again, if you can dig yourself into a hole, you can dig your self out.

Cleveland is a great town!!!

Hip hip hurrah!  GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cleveland!!!

Eternity