drbubb Posted July 28, 2013 Report Share Posted July 28, 2013 How to Save Detroit and other troubled American cities=== ===How to Save Detroit - and other troubled American citiesQ:"What is the solution for Detroit, in your opinion?"A:The is obvious, isn't it? Only blindness and bureacracy is holding it back:Writedown the debt by 90-98%, and then, What?+ Build a new light rail system along Woodward Avenue, using private funds+ Change the zoning laws and building codes to encourage mixed use and densification along the rail station+ Make it cheap and easy to design and re-purpose buildings+ Build Smaller homes (and offices), closer together, with a better design (cf Sarah Susanka )+ Less parking, and few cars, but more "community spaces", where people can meet+ Police the areas near the stations and where it is dense and will be easier to provide effective policing + Encourage start-up companies, and keep the red-tape at a minimum+ Keep taxes for business at levels which are competitive with the areas around the USA===Removing the shackles of red tape, building codes, and excessive taxes is very importantsince it will help to create private sector jobs===AX : http://www.AsiaXpat.com : http://hongkong.asiaxpat.com/forums/hong-kong-property/threads/151831/how-to-save-detroit-etc/ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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