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You pose the question “can Detroit come back” but give few clues as to what you think the answer might be. You’ve seen Detroit, I’ve seen Detroit (also by bike). It is a post-apocalypse wasteland. Yet…there is hope. Will Detroit ever be a “great” city again. No. But it might be something else, a model for other cities that have fallen so far, they can only recover through reinvention. Hipsters won’t do it, we have to consider the actual people who live in Detroit, 83% of whom are African American, not sharing the hipster ethos. The solution likely lies in small industry, specialized farming, maybe services like call centers. Were I 30 years younger, I’d move to Detroit. Good post.