The idea of a "compact city" plan has become common in Japan with population declining. However, these plans do not draw a future for the areas where infrastructure will be decommissioned and have little connection to the grassroots activities that are trying to use the vacancies. This research looks into a citywide plan of Detroit, Michigan created by the foundations that also support the grassroots in the area, called the Detroit Future City. By organizing 1)the long term changes of the plans of the city and 2)the developments of grassroots from documentary records and interviews, the research argues that there has been a reversal in the figure-ground of planning in Detroit Future City to encourage efforts of "active neighborhood deurbanization" and that the reversal was made possible by the interactions of nonprofits that developed grassroots activities.
|Translated title of the contribution||A study on active neighborhood deurbanization in Detroit:An interaction of nonprofits that reversed the figure-ground of planning|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|