How can you build efficient Urban communities, homes, and businesses?

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Rebuilding Detroit

I always thought they should bring back the Homestead Act .  People of Detroit all the empty homes, where did they go before the drugs took over ?  That could be beautiful farm land .  People could be trained by other farmers, keep the Gov. Out as much as possible .  You would be surprised to know how many families want a home&stay together .  The new families coming up ,most don't have a chance to own a home .  So fast the home mortgages rose from (we were told when we married we were nuts to pay 28,000 for a house , homes usually went for 10,000 We just celebrated our 50th anniversary 🇺🇸 Thank you

Hey Spunky10! There was just another post today about homesteads, I think it's a great idea! I responded there with an idea about how to earn a home by being given land to build on, and the maintenance and upkeep being performed as part of the homestead act. Let me know if you have other good ideas about how a homestead could work. Congrats on 50 years! You know all about perseverance and the blessing of hard work!

One project that could be highly beneficial for the area is a tennis center. There  is an organization in Washington DC called WTEF,  the Washington Tennis Education Foundation. There is an annual tournament called Citibank that attracts top players from around the world. All the profit goes toward this tennis education foundation. Underprivileged kids learn tennis at the center, but they also get help with their homework. They have a 100% high school graduation rate and the kids are busy every day with tennis and their studies.  Citibank might be interested in being a sponsor of this, as they do in Washington. But I would think famous tennis players like Serena Williams and Andre Agassi  would lend a hand as well. It requires quite a large space, but in Detroit, it would work.

It is useful if we do planning for urban communities because it may provide us knowledge for good use of land. Use of environment and public welfare are very common in of the political process. Air and water are also included in the environment.