- Title Pages
- List of contributors
- List of figures and tables
- One Introduction: why Detroit matters
- Two Detroit’s bankruptcy: treating the symptom, not the cause
- Three Detroit in bankruptcy: what are the lessons to be learned?
- Four Between economic revival and social disruption: the redevelopment of Greater Downtown and the emergence of new socio-spatial inequalities
- Five A new urban medicine show: on the limits of blight remediation
- Six Reshaping the gray spaces: resident self-provisioning and urban form in Detroit
- Seven Preserving Detroit by preserving its baseball history
- Eight This is (not) Detroit: projecting the future of Germany’s Ruhr region
- Intermezzo I You may not know my Detroit
- Nine Evolution of municipal government in Detroit
- Ten Detroit’s emerging innovation in urban infrastructure: how liabilities become assets for energy, water, industry, and informatics
- Eleven Visions in conflict: a city of possibilities
- Twelve Reconstructing Detroit: the resilient city
- Thirteen Reawakening culture among Detroit’s resident majority
- Fourteen Make sure you are helping: experts, solidarity, and effective partnering with locals
- Fifteen New Strategies DMC, takin’ it all back home: lessons from Detroit for arts practices in the Netherlands
- Intermezzo II My Detroit
- Sixteen Artist and founder of DetroitYES
- Seventeen Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality
- Eighteen Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
- Nineteen Eastern Market Corporation
- Twenty Avalon International Breads
- Twenty-One Entrepreneur, owner of Slows Bar-B-Q and Ponyride
- Twenty-Two Feedom Freedom Farmers
- Twenty-Three The James and Grace Lee Boggs School
- Twenty-Four Author and neighborhood organizer
- Twenty-Five Activist (1915–2015)
- Twenty-Six Conclusion: Detroit and the future of the city
- (p.335) Twenty-Five Activist (1915–2015)
- Why Detroit Matters
- Grace Lee Boggs
- Policy Press
In this interview chapter, Grace Lee Boggs discusses revolution, evolution and change in Detroit and what this means for the wider world. Reflecting on her life’s work, Boggs talks about how revolutions come not from taking power, but from communities and groups who claim spaces in which to realise the world which they wish to achieve. Because of this, urban agriculture, and many other grassroots movements, are, in her eyes, acts of revolution. In her words, they help to ‘grow our souls.’ Boggs discusses the ways in which Detroit is pioneering this new revolution and how we need to think of revolution as a way of life, rather than grabbing power.
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