Retooling the Motor City

Whenever we visit my family in Michigan, we stop in Detroit. A great video report from Monocle documents a few of our favorite places, like Astro Coffee. But more importantly, it documents one of the cities we love and the community that is redefining the future of its city.

Watch the video.

From Monocle: “For decades Detroit has been a poster child of the misfiring American dream but amid block after block of post-industrial decline there are signs that Motor City is jump-starting its economy. Years of under investment have left a blank canvas for social entrepreneurs and small business owners keen to revitalise a broken metropolis. Monocle heads downtown to sample the green shoots of recovery.”