http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100308/ap_on_bi_ge/us_downsizing_detroit Wow. Just -- WOW. I've driven around/through that festering shithole of a city and have always wondered if something like this would ever happen. I often wondered if an American city ever tear down abandoned neighborhoods and shrink itself. Overall, I think this is fantastic. Get rid of the blight and become concerned for the citizens. This goes with my thread in the Science/Technology forum concerning high speed rail. It's high time the US realize that dependency on the automobile, along with the urban sprawl it creates, leads to something like what's happening in, of all places, Detroit Michigan. Thoughts?