Growing up in detroit, I have seen both the good and the bad, along with progress and also downfall. The city itself has tons of potential to be seen as the great place it once was. There are people here that are more than willing to help to rebuild it with the right tools and resources so that we can reclaim the name that we once held. Along with all of the possible positives that our city could have there is also a list of negative things that are bringing the city down. The previous mayor of the city has put us in more than $1 million worth of debt, the public school system was on a downslide with all of the teachers and administrators taking funds that weren’t even theirs, all of these things have caused the city to be in a worst state than what it should be. I believe that with new leaders and also help from the people within each community Detroit can turn things around for a better future, there is violence and crimes that happen every day but if there were more people that encouraged a positive outlook maybe the negative would decrease. We can turn the potential into a reality and use what we have to build bigger and better, in The World Is A Text it says “neglect can change public space, as well as new construction surrounding a previous design”(Silverman and Rader, 482). This relates to our current situation because now we are simply neglecting the space and potential, but with new designs and ideas the possibilities are endless.