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By Eric T. Campbell The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The philosophy driving development of the Hope District comes from a teaching that Mike Wimberly took to heart during a lecture on urban redevelopment —start on one corner, or one block, and don’t move until you’ve touched everything. A chain of revitalized property on East Forest […]
By Larry Gabriel Metro Times Mike Wimberley stood with a pickax in his hand as he looked over a vacant lot on Baldwin Street. He wore a pair of insulated coveralls and a hooded sweatshirt against the Saturday morning November cold. A group of student volunteers from the University of Michigan scurried around this and […]
A Rust Belt city discovers the benefits of urban gardening. By Olga Bonfiglio| Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor/ August 21, 2008 edition Megan Kohn was watering the neighborhood garden in Romanowski Park when 8-year-old Saba and her friend Alea came by to see what was going on. After the girls asked to help, Megan […]