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Mapping: Detroit – a City with a Bright Future

I have had the good fortune to have met and worked with Joel Makower earlier in my career. He inspired me then, and still does today.

In celebration of Earth Day 2015, we’d like to share with you one of Joel’s recent articles about Detroit, a city much beleaguered in the new millenium, but with a seemingly bright future. We encourage you to read this article: WHY MOTOWN IS POISED TO COME ROARING BACK. The city is not attempting to reinvent itself as the industrial center it once was, but rather as a “hub of innovation” as Joel describes it. A partnership is growing between the city’s new mayor, Mike Duggan, and the business community. Detroit “…is a model for how to retrofit a city as a hotbed of sustainability — economic, social and environmental.” (Source: “Two Steps Forward” from

Joel Makower, a well respected voice on business, the environment, and the bottom line for more than 20 years, is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group Inc., creator of as well as research reports and events on the corporate sustainability strategy and trends. He hosts the annual GreenBiz Forums and VERGE conferences around the world, and is author of the annual State of Green Business report.