Shrinking cities movement means farming Detroit?

THIS from newgeography is amazing. The basic idea: Farm the abandoned "urban prairie" that is the largely empty Detroit (see pic). Build a sustainable progressive web of urban villages surrounded by green belts, and be the first American city to be 100% self-sufficient in the food department!
"Detroit has achieved something unique. It has become the test case for all sorts of theories on urban decay and all sorts of promising ideas about reviving shrinking cities."
Read the whole article, it's worth it, but one of the more interesting points is that Detroit's fairly ineffective and myopic government is actually beneficial to the situation!

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