Greening of Flint: The mayor says Flint is decades behind
Michigan State University faculty and students are producing a documentary on a vision of Flint as a healthier, greener city. It will show the challenges of bringing fresh produce to a food desert, feeding schools, providing educational options and battling bureaucracy.
On Wednesdays through July, Great Lakes Echo will run a segment expected to become a building block of the finished story. You can help.
The Greening of Flint main page is where to post questions, suggest interviews, make comments or offer suggestions to help producers tell the story of a city trying to re-grow its roots literally and figuratively as a model for post-industrial revitalization. It also contains links to each of the published segments and tells which ones are coming up.
Flint thrived as an auto city in the 1970s. As the auto industry dwindled, many people lost their jobs and the city declined. Dayne Waillng, the mayor of Flint, says the city needs to change to move forward.
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