QUOTE=ReddAlert]whats up with your sig??[/QUOTE]
Michi said:Detroit is a little of all you listed:
thriving/bustling...it always has. Not really growing though. The core is becoming more "normal" urban, and there is evidence of a spurt in infill, but that's really as far as I would go in trems of growth.
good/maintain status...of course.
There's room for improvement ALWAYS!
Ailing/losing ground. In some respects. Detroit has the worst economy in the country right now, but aside from that, the refound city is making valiant efforts in vibrancy and attraction.
So, I wouldn't really say any one of your options to choose from is most accurate. One thing I can say though, is that to truely appreciate what Detroit is, the best way to do that is by visiting. You and I could talk about it all we want, and I could never be able to accurately describe the situation. It's something that has to be experienced. There is such a conflict of interest around every single corner in Detroit that it makes you say, "DETROIT IS GREAT" or "DETROIT IS BAD"...You have to discover it for yourself, and once you do, I think that you'll find a certain fascination about the place in that it is unlike any other city I have ever been to, and I'm sure you would feel the same. That's why it is difficult to just talk about.