Anarcho-Land Ownership

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Posted in category Detroit

Another great thing going on in Detroit: the anarcho-repurposing of vacant land.

Some residents, tired of waiting for permission or a plan, have repurposed vacant land. Experts say dozens of square miles of Detroit are now vacant, counting empty fields from which all buildings have been removed, as well as abandoned parks, roads and other public spaces no longer maintained by the city.

Residents are taking over nature left unattended and bureaucratically bungled by city government, while they mix their labor with the unused land to cultivate and repurpose land resources.

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2 Responses to Anarcho-Land Ownership

  1. Warren says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Karen, I’m not sure if you know of this organisation in Detroit

    Patrick is creating community teaching and practical skills for food growing areas where ever possible, and helping organise communities around the use of vacant land.

  2. Karen De Coster says:

    October 13th, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Warren – a lof of folks are working along this front, but I had not heard of this group in particular. Thanks for the tip.

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