It’s plain to see that Detroiters everywhere are coming to the conclusion that their beloved city was once great and will continue to be great with a little help and cooperation.
RecoveryPark, a planned community redevelopment project for the city of Detroit, has proven to acknowledge this through its vision to support urban farming, education and commercial and housing development along with other projects to rebuild a partner community with an eye toward financial and environmental self-sustainability.
RecoveryPark, according to its Web site, is “a projected 10-year, multi-million dollar project that will help the city and its residents recover through personal and economic empowerment.”
The project has a growing Leadership Task Force, which represents more than 25 collaborative partners in the areas of government, education, art, finance and philanthropy. It was formed to help with outreach, design, support and strategic planning.
“This broad-based coalition, spearheaded by SHAR Foundation, is vested and committed to helping the city recover through this innovative project,” according to the RecoveryPark Web site.
The coalition believes that urban farming and constructive land repurposing is vital for the city for five main reasons: space, money, human capital and environmental and economic sustainability.
Jennifer Griffin, Contributing Writer and Public Relations, GreeningDetroit.com
Jennifer is pursuing a degree in Journalism and English from Wayne State University, and she is also a Contributing Writer for The South End.