Obscured by the prevailing gloom, Detroit possesses the essential elements of a turnaround. If built upon and wisely managed Detroit will experience the kind of renaissance that has made a retooled Pittsburgh so attractive and vibrant. Here are some of the building blocks.
If an emergency manager were to be assigned, a potential outcome would be the sale of Belle Isle. If Detroit is a black city, then Belle Isle is black land. It is precious, peaceful, protected land held in trust for the people of the city.