A new BBC documentary, “Requiem for Detroit?”, tracks the rise and fall of an American city that was once an example of ingenuity and blue collar manpower. You can debate the causes of what happened, but the scenes of this trailer to the documentary are startling, not only for their long shots of the decaying landscape, but for the eerie peaceful feeling that comes from seeing nature reclaim the land.
A movement is now underway to encouraging urban farming on the abandoned land. A common sense approach if you ask me, since the resulting produce can feed the urban poor.
There are also urban farming plots popping up in Baltimore. This may be the future of America’s lost cities of the Rust Belt.