It doesn't look like the federal government is going to be leading the way. It's up to mayors to say what we are going to do.
The bankruptcy of the Detroit government doesn’t erase all the good things that are still happening in Detroit with private money and philanthropic money and some state and federal money.
Innovation tends to happen best when you’re drawing on diverse and loosely connected networks. Metropolitan areas bring together people whose ideas intermix, recombine and explode in new directions.