Urbanful has recently realized what residents and boosters of Detroit have long known: The City of Detroit is poised to see a grand transformation, one that will take solid root 2015.
The article cited the fact that Detroit’s bankruptcy period only lasted 16 months, which was a relatively short time compared to other U.S. cities that faced bankruptcy. However, Detroit’s ability to remain strong in the face of financial woes and still emerge with a fighting spirit is the driving force behind many of the positive changes that helped the city land a spot on Urbanful’s short list.
The city’s plan to clear three-quarters of its debt is a great start, but it’s the fact that the Detroit is making an effort to enliven its arts scene once again that makes it even better. By releasing control of its museum to a charitable trust and transforming alleys into dynamic art galleries and performance spaces, Detroit has managed not only to revive but to reinvent its fine arts.
Another highlight? Detroit being a bike city.
The “motor city” is also becoming a hub for, of all things, bicycle manufacturing, an industry that, believe it or not, is largely outsourced to other countries. Seven such companies have popped up in Detroit in the past year, Forbes reports. One of them hopes to make 50,000 bikes a year alone.
This mention along with the prediction that Detroit will be a top tourism destination in the U.S., it appears that in 2015, Detroit’s first full year out of bankruptcy, it has the potential to make a lot of progress.