Detroit has come under my media radar a few times this past week and culminated in catching Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown segment on Detroit (originally aired in November). You can get a preview here: Parts Unknown on CNN.com.
And thank god for Detroit. The world needs to know.
If you are writer and want to move to Detroit, they will give you a house for free. All you have to do is stay there for two years. On Huff Post: Write A House Is Giving Free Homes in Detroit.
Or you could buy one for $500. You probably want to bring a shotgun. One young man’s commitment to Detroit and building his own home. A well-written first hand account. BuzzFeed: Why I Bought A House In Detroit for $500.
Parts Unknown included urban farms that have sprung up in Detroit in response to the vast food desert that exists, such as this one: D-Town Farms.