i like 'em both
- Member for
- 3 years 19 weeks
- View recent blog entries
|23 weeks 23 hours ago||History of American||
History of American Radicalism with Howard Brick
20th Century American Wars with Jon Marwil
Urban Politics with Greg Markus
Congress and State Legislatures with Joe Schwarz
Theory and Practice of Communism with Zvi Gitelman
I bet you'd never guess I was into polisci/history....
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Well, the Gerald R. Ford||
Well, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy seems to be named after him...
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Young people could be the key||
Young people could be the key to the turnaround in the city. Cheap rent is one of the major draws to Detroit, along with the opportunity to live in an urban environment with so much rich history.
Universities (including U of M) have programs that send students to Detroit for summers to take classes, work internships, participate in service projects, etc. These little things make a difference. Companies like Quicken Loans have helped too by providing benefits to relocate employees within city boundaries.
Crime is an interesting dilemma in Detroit. We obviously all know about the dangers of the city, but unless you venture too far off the beaten path you should typically be ok. The statistics and portrayal of crime in the media really is terrifying though and gives the city a terrible stigma that really can't be shaken, especially from people who didn't grow up near Detroit or visit it often.
I'm optimistic about the city's return, but not in the short term.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||100% true. (Coming from||
100% true. (Coming from another policy nerd). The city is almost going to have to consolidate within it's boundaries and that could be an incredibly difficult and slow process. One idea that I've heard thrown around is more urban farming to support a sustainable food system within the city. It can make the open space much more asthetically pleasing and provide access to food that a lot of people don't have. Check out "Detroit City is the Place To Be" by Mark Spinelli, it's very well written and a quick read.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Buckled up baby!!!!||
Buckled up baby!!!!