If some of Highland Park can be saved, that would be great. Detroit's population has decreased from something like 1.8 million in 1950 to 680,000 today. Irregardless of the bankruptcy or how it got this way this has resulted in a disaster. How do you deal with a city that is 2/3 empty? So perhaps I am the only one on my block, and this repeats for thousands of others. So do you move all this people to a central location and return the rest to farmland? How do you deal with property rights and people who want to stay in their homes? How do you police or service such a widely dispersed population with limited resources? If a tornado had ravaged Detroit and left 2/3 of it destroyed, it would be declared a disaster area and FEMA and the Federal government would step in to help. In the West there are ghost towns where mines failed and everybody left, but these are small. Here we have a giant city with a relatively small population. It looks like a giant mess that I don't see an answer for. We are supposed to be our brothers keeper and we are a great country with great resources. So how can it be fixed? How many other cities in the rust belt are in the same position?