This fall, about the time the house is done, just a few blocks away they will be finishing the streetscape project and opening The Capitol Theater, a historic, 1921-movie theater, which was renovated by the Detroit Shoreway CDO and will be managed by a local theater company.My mortgage payment will be $355 per month (and the reason I share that is simply to demonstrate how far your money will go in Cleveland and I’d be lying if I said this didn’t factor pretty heavily into my decision).There is a pretty active block club in my neighborhood and their slogan goes like this: “Every time you spend a dollar, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
The Detroit Shoreway community sounds like an ideal place for a diaspora relocation initiative. Active residents can help facilitate the boomerang migration. This will activate a network that will attract more scattered talent looking for such an opportunity.
Each city could have a diaspora neighborhood that caters to the needs and interests of this demographic. These would be hubs of geographic mobility and could dramatically improve local schools. This would entail a different kind of city planning, but one that would better integrate into the global economy.