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I'm unexpectedly available to attend the Detroit Works Project community conversation. Follow me on Twitter as @fnemecek as I live blog the event.
Update: April 18 @ 8:45 p.m.
I'm really glad that I was able to attend the Community Conversation about Detroit's long term future the other evening. I look forward to the next one in early May.
The battery on my cell phone ran out of juice before the conversation ended so I wasn't able to tweet about every aspect of it. Regardless, I wanted share my posts for those who don't follow me on Twitter.
@6:02 p.m. Another community conversation regarding the Detroit Works Project is about to begin. Already bumped into several people that I know.
@6:08 p.m. I love the opening video that they are showing at this. I hope they make it available elsewhere.
@6:20 p.m. The next video oversimplifies a lot of issues. It talks about Detroit's population loss, but brushes over WHY people leave.
@6:25 p.m Contrary to what the next speaker is saying, I rarely hear people complain about people who have left Detroit.
@6:28 p.m. Umm... The City of Detroit is NOT very good at dealing with short-term issues. (N.B., one of the speakers at this event claimed that the Bing Administration was good at dealing with short-term issues like getting street lights on, police services, etc. My fellow residents know how well those things work.)
@6:34 p.m. People who say that this has never happened before simply don't know much about history.
@6:38 p.m. For everyone who is talking about how jobs are created in Detroit, I have one suggestion: read Jane Jacobs.
@6:42 p.m. I couldn't agree more w/ the notion that the Detroit Works Project must live beyond City Hall.
@6:59 p.m. I like the idea of adapting our zoning laws to reflect what is really happening in the area.
It was a couple of minutes later that my cell phone finally died. Again, I look forward to the next Community Conversation.