Author Talk: Detroit City is the Place to Be

Portion of the book cover from "Detroit City Is the Place to Be" Portion of the book cover from "Detroit City Is the Place to Be"
U-M alumnus and Detroit-area native Mark Binelli talks about his latest book, "Detroit City Is the Place to Be: The Afterlife of an American Metropolis," followed by an audience Q&A session.

"Detroit City Is the Place to Be" is alive with the sense of possibility that comes when a city hits rock bottom. Binelli does not shy away from exploring the violence, economic devastation, political corruption, and physical ruin that have ravaged his hometown, but he also offers a glimpse of a long-shot future Detroit that is smaller, less segregated, greener, economically diverse, and better functioning–what could be the boldest reimagining of a postindustrial city in our new century.