Welcome to Detroit
While the city does have an abandoned, otherworldly vibe in some areas, it's these same qualities that fuel a raw urban energy you won't find anywhere else. Artists, entrepreneurs and young people keep moving in, and a DIY spirit pervades. They're converting vacant lots into urban farms and abandoned buildings into cafes and museums. But there's a long way to go, and skeptics point out that Detroit's long-term African American residents are not sharing equally in these new developments. How the city navigates the tricky path to recovery remains to be seen, but we're pulling for the underdog.