The landscape of foreclosed and municipally owned Detroit real estate kind of resembles a volcano. Most of the year, everything is rock solid and unmoving, but twice a year, we see violent eruptions of cheap land in the form of the Wayne County Tax Foreclosure Auction.
The path of fostering local self-sufficient neighborhoods that restore community while rebuilding our city, rooted in the steady, often unseen, work of neighborhood people, is the best hope for our future and that of the planet.
Detroit is at a turning point and how massive tracts of land are doled out will play an enormous role in shaping the city's future. Before we agree to Hantz's proposal on the basis of the severity of the problem, shouldn't we explore other solutions?