Thank you for sharing this. I’ve been following this story of the slow rebirth of something far better from the ashes of corporate industrial Detroit since I read about it in the old Whole Earth Review magazine in the early 1990’s.
These innovators of post industrial community-also well represented in South America and the post industrial wreckage in Spain, are leading the way into future we all face sooner, or later.
Even though the climate vagaries of super-drought and rising seas may make some of our futures less rooted, we will all confront the reality of creating community and solutions without funding, government assistance or “the market” to help.
A funny thing about humans is that it appears tg at when life is easy many of them descend to their least positive or functional forms. Conversely, when crisis and difficulty arise humans overall tend to rise to their best selves-they reach out to help one another, they get creative in solving problems.
Perhaps the collapse of industrial society-both capitalism and communism- is the biggest blessing in disguise we’ve ever encountered.