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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing hopes golden opportunities will help grow Detroit green (part one)


Mayor Dave Bing talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR

Written by: Erica Shekell

The Motor City is slowly turning green. And it’s not weeds in sidewalk cracks – this green is grown deliberately and may economically benefit the city. In effect, the green is making more green.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says, “In order to have a livable city, you’ve got to think about the environment.”

Bing says that he plans to make an announcement in the next 30 to 60 days about a sizeable urban farm initiative in Detroit. He hopes to tear down vacant houses, clean up the property and turn it into safe agricultural land to stimulate economic activity and provide food that can be sold right in Detroit.

“We’re blessed … with a massive amount of land that’s being totally underutilized,” he says.

Click on the arrow above to hear part one of Bing’s July 23 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk HeinzeGreening of the Great Lakes airs Friday evenings at 7 on News/Talk 760 WJR.

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