Unfortunately, I think of a dying city. I'm not trying to be pessimistic, but honest. That's just the image that comes to mind. I hope you'll change my mind through your writing :) I did see an article a while back about an initiative to conduct urban farming projects in some of the run down sections of Detroit, and that sounded like a fascinating movement.
Thanks for your help everybody. Your input has helped me complete the article. I owe you all big time.
You can see the article by going to my FB page: Perception.