Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?

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What can urban Jacksonville learn from grass roots revitalization efforts in Detroit? For decades Detroit has been a poster child of the misfiring american dream but amid block after block of post-industrial decline there are signs that motor city is jump-starting its economy. Years of under investment have left a blank canvas for social entrepreneurs and small business owners keen to revitalize a broken metropolis. Monocle heads to downtown Detroit to sample the green shoots of recovery.