Detroit Yes: Virtual Detroit Meets Real Detroit

About a year and a half ago, I found this amazing website called Detroit Yes!The site was obviously founded as a labor of love by people eager to document what was left of their city and it quickly became a place for people to talk about their memories of Detroit and what they can do to make the city great again. For a while I was on the Detroit Yes forums a lot, they seemed to be a place where the huge Detroit diaspora could meet to talk about the city. A lot of the people posting and commenting no longer lived in the area, but they were eager to share the things they learned by living in other places.

“The DetroitYES project began with the 1996 launch of the “Fabulous Ruins of Detroit” tour.This guided tour of the contemporary ruins of Detroit is accompanied by brief notes which, woven together, tell the story of precipitous decline and agonizing path of the great city of Detroit in the late 20th Century.

Along away the visitor will discover a snapshot of the ruins of Detroit in the mid 1990’s meant to stimulate and energize discussion of the questions, “What went wrong?” and “Where to do we go from Here?”

The “Classic Tour” forms the core of the DetroitYES project, an endeavor that has grown to over 2000 pages and has become home the most active forum for the discussion of Detroit, its problems and its promise –
The Discuss Detroit Forum.

You are invited and encouraged to share your memories, questions and observations with the millions who now visit this site and participate its discussion forums.”

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