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An Effort to Save Flint, Mich., by Shrinking It

Posted in Models by Devin Maeztri on May 4th, 2009

This article discusses a new way of dealing with cities and sustainability – planned shrinkage. Orginal article by David Streitfeld published in The New York Times.

Shrinking Flint, Mich.

“Planned shrinkage became a workable concept in Michigan a few years ago, when the state changed its laws regarding properties foreclosed for delinquent taxes. Before, these buildings and land tended to become mired in legal limbo, contributing to blight. Now they quickly become the domain of county land banks, giving communities a powerful tool for change.”

To read more of the article visit The New York Times

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