08/02/2013 12:07 pm ET Updated Oct 02, 2013

Reviving Detroit: 4 Arenas Where Nonprofits Can Act To Design A New Future


The classic action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop was showing on TV this past week. In it, Eddie Murphy plays a Detroit police detective who follows a murder suspect to the West Coast. The opening 10 or 15 minutes includes a chase scene through Detroit. The city is full of vacant buildings and land--and the 1984 film showed a better-looking Detroit than you'll find today. Axel Foley's Detroit declared bankruptcy late last week--the largest city ever to do so--ending a fall decades in the making.

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