Yesterday’s Detroit News had an interesting article on the 9th Annual Detroit Design Workshop, an annual affair where:
Some of the nation’s leading city planners, architects and designers envision a downtown Detroit in 2011 with 10,000 new residents, a big box retailer to replace the MGM Grand Detroit temporary casino, a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings on Grand River and more green space … previous workshops helped propel plans that resulted in the redevelopment of the Detroit riverfront, the privatization of Eastern Market and the creation of pedestrian/bike pathways.
Read Planners lay out ideas for Detroit in the Detroit News and get more information from 5D: The Detroit Design Workshop (including a very interesting video from the 5D workshop). Really, check the video out – it explains their very innovative process and is worth a watch!
Below is a screen capture that demonstrates the dramatic change in the city over the years. The white represents buildings and black is streets and open space.