Okay, I'm trying to get this new category (really, the remnants of Planning Polemic, with many of the old messages relocated) up and running. I'll start it off with a question.
I would ask "How would you save Buffalo?", but since that city's problems aren't as widely known, or as severe, as those faced by the great city of Detroit, Michigan, I'll pose this scenario. You're in some position of power in Detroit -- say, mayor and planning director. What would you do to turn Detroit around? Or ... is Detroit fine as it is?