Gallery: Detroit Mayor Proposes Restructuring Landscape, Gets Light Rai...


The downturn in the economy only added to what was already a desperate situation in Detroit, Michigan. Over at the Architect’s Newspaper we spotted this great idea to bring the bustling atmosphere of Detroit back to life through futuristic transportation infrastructure. Dave Bing, Detroit’s Mayor announced in his State of the City address a series of drastic measures to get the city on its feet. Among those measures is re-creating the urban density that once made Detroit hum with energy. Another is finally getting the funding to start the first phase of a light rail project that will provide much needed public transportation to the city’s population.

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  1. DetroitDad February 23, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    At the recent Detroit State of the City Address, on February 22nd, 2011, Mayor Bing reaffirmed that although Detroit was rebuilt for the automobile once, it’s new goal is based around non-automotive transit. A federally mandated study for the Woodward Avenue light rail line will be made public by June, with construction beginning by 2012.

  2. Underground Skyscraper ... October 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    […] a 900 foot-deep skyscraper that contains areas for living, working, farming, and even recreation. A light rail system connects the self-sufficient community to the nearby town of Brisbee, and solar and wind energy […]

  3. pdenman April 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    The picture of the trains is of Dallas, Tx DART rail system and has nothing to do with Detroit. If this picture was included as an example of what a lite rail system is, it should be noted — especially given that both Detroit and Dallas begin with “D”

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