Detroit is an incredibly interesting city. A hub of creative minds from automotive design to music, it was regarded for a long time as the new frontier of the “American Dream” and was one of the pioneers in creating the suburb. The city now has more similarities to a post-war landscape that a bustling metropolis. A documentary by Julien Temple explores the city’s current problems, reasons for them and possible futures. One of the most thought provoking programs I have seen, it makes one wonder what choice moves could be made, architecturally or otherwise, to try and regenerate a city which grew at such a fast rate on temporary industry.

Watch it on BBC iPlayer here until 22:14 Saturday 20th March 2010.

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