The past two weeks have been very interesting for me. As I transitioned into the Planning and Development Department for the City of Detroit, I’ve really been taking in the time I spend downtown. I didn’t know how much I would actually be able to explore downtown but luckily, one of my main assignments so far requires me to do so. In order to influence future policy relating to bike parking policy in Detroit, I have been walking around the downtown area identifying bike racks. A couple days ago, I attended a meeting in Northwest Detroit and concluded with a tour of some neighborhoods. It will be really interesting to track the future of some of these neighborhoods but for now, it’s high grass and abandoned buildings. I hope I learn more about the process of revitalizing not just a downtown, but also neighborhoods.
- To Hell and Back
- why I chose where I am