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Turning urban wasteland into productive green space in Detroit

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Empty lot on Piquette Avenue in Detroit where the Studebaker Plant once stood.

One of Detroit’s many great challenges could also turn out to be a great opportunity to figure out how we might imagine big cities that are more liveable, more walkable, more sustainable.

One of the challenges in Detroit is what to do with large parcels of empty land that are abandoned and unpaved.

Joshua Newell sees those parcels as something that can hold the key to a better American city. He's an assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources.

Listen to his ideas below:

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