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The article I chose was Detroiters Question Worlds Largest Urban Farm by James Trimarco In a brief synapses Detroit has long been looking for creative ways to revitalized its economy In the past 10 years over 25 of the Detroit population has left the city in a mass exodus Crime unemployment and abandoned properties are at a staggering high Detroit firmly claims its number 1 standing on a list of Americas most miserable cities This article explores a trend that may shed some light at the end of the tunnel More specifically it directs attention toward one mega farm that offers a solution Hantz FarmsThroughout the past few years Detroit has been gradually turning its abandoned parcels of land into small community owned farms The produce grown on these farms stimulate the local economy by providing jobs for its citizens while at the same time offering healthy foods to Detroiters More recently however Hantz Farms is attempting to work out a deal that would allow it to purchase roughly 1500 parcels of land for urban farming This mega farm is not intended for growing crops instead it intends to plant high-end trees such as oaks and maples This article has an anti-Hantz Farms point of view Trimarcos article appeals to pathos He claims that Hantz is planning on exploiting the city for personal gain by purchasing the 140 acres of land at dirt cheap prices and raising its property value to sell at a later date Why not Detroit is struggling on the verge of bankruptcy What is the harm of buying something renovating it and selling it at a higher price Higher property values means higher demand and an improved local economy I do not see the harm in someone investing in a failing city and profiting from it as long as the city
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