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Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:04:27 AM »
Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?



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.

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Re: Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 03:45:31 AM »
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They suffer under antiquated systems and bureaucracy, a lack of infrastructure, and a chronic shortage of government funds.

Damn, that sounds familiar.

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Re: Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 05:08:47 AM »
Watched it once and were they using containers in one shot? Also noticed 3 shots of the river. The green bridge that reminds me of the Hart. But didn't notice the social energy from the Waterways that could provide that spark in a Public, Private, Partnership.

Still waiting to here back from Paul Crawford on the 30 day RFI, RFP for the Shipyards site. Waterways meeting 5 days out and let's all support the Boat Ramp Master Plan if it is moved forward from this commission. Will the DIA offer a resolution of support on the BRMP? Waterways is at 9:30 and DIA is just hours later. I hope the answer is yes not only for the Urban Core but the region. Should be on the agenda for discussion.

2009-442 Artificial Reef Trust Fund. Who wants to be the first MJ'er to support this? Will deliver it personally on your behalf to Waterways. 6 permitted reefs south of the Fuller Warren. Would the people in Detroit support this?

Was on the water yesterday.

Plan on fishing this weekend.

I am Downtown and why you aren't.


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Re: Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 09:39:37 AM »
Look forward to being in the 313 in a few weeks. I really love that city. Definitely a lot of paralells between there and here.

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Re: Retooling Detroit: What Can Jacksonville Learn?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 10:07:14 AM »
They suffer under antiquated systems and bureaucracy:  Yeah, that does sound very similar.  Also, 'the people' taking over and doing what a defunct government won't do.