Street Beat Preview: Developing Detroit

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This week on Street Beat, host Jill Washburn finds out what is happening with Detroit’s vacant land and blight problem.

First, Eric Larson, the Michigan Governance Chair from the Urban Land Institute, discusses possible uses for vacant land in the city.

Then, two members from the Blight Task Force – Linda Smith, the Executive Director of U-SNAP-BAC and Dana Christian, the Director of New Hope C-D-C – stop by to explain what is being done to eliminate blight in the city.

Next, Pashon Murray, the Co-Founder and President of Detroit Dirt, discusses urban farming.

Finally, Vittoria Katanski, the Executive director of Hatch Detroit and Janice Tessier, the President of Comerica Charitable Foundation, talk about their program that encourages and aids entrepreneurs who open businesses in the city.

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Watch Street Beat – Saturdays at 8:30am on CW50!

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