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DETROIT:  A Model of “Lean Urbanism”?

The Knight Foundation has funded a “Project for Lean Urbanism,” proposed by Andrés Duany. Conceptually situated between the approaches of Tactical Urbanism and New Urbanism, Lean Urbanism focuses on revitalizing cities by encouraging people to participate in community-building. In a recent article, Duany explains the concept to be applied to Detroit: 

“Detroit is now a place where risk-oblivious millennials can get things done. This is too difficult in most places because of regulations, bureaucracy that makes it impossible to bake a cookie for sale without a certified kitchen, an accessible bathroom and constant inspections.”





Will this approach succeed in revitalizing the bankrupt city? What are the pros and cons? Will the “risk-oblivious millennials save the city? Stay tuned…
The Knight Foundation has funded a “Project for Lean Urbanism,” proposed by Andrés Duany. Conceptually situated between the approaches of Tactical Urbanism and New Urbanism, Lean Urbanism focuses on revitalizing cities by encouraging people to participate in community-building. In a recent article, Duany explains the concept to be applied to Detroit: 
“Detroit is now a place where risk-oblivious millennials can get things done. This is too difficult in most places because of regulations, bureaucracy that makes it impossible to bake a cookie for sale without a certified kitchen, an accessible bathroom and constant inspections.”

Will this approach succeed in revitalizing the bankrupt city? What are the pros and cons? Will the “risk-oblivious millennials save the city? Stay tuned…

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