Detroit Arcadia

Please check out Rebecca Solnit’s, Detroit Arcadia: Exploring the post-American landscape. This article, originally published in the July 2007 issue of Harper’s Magazine, is a very significant study on how Detroit points the way for 21st century cities. Thanks to Rebecca and Harper’s for adding this piece to Unending Conversations of Hope.


  1. 1 Love And Hope In The Ruins « The Boggs Blog

    […] changing reality with new eyes, hearts and minds. After a Boggs Center tour of the city, she wrote “Detroit Arcadia” which we have shared with hundreds of visiting activists, reporters and filmmakers. It includes […]

  2. 2 Geography Thursdays #1: The Rise and Decline of Detroit | HTMLGIANT

    […] which first appeared in Harper’s, but which now seems to be available through a link from the James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership. The thesis, or one of them, is that Detroit has completed the usually epochal life cycle of a […]

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