Utilising the Rubble in America's Most Derelict City

Detroit, formerly one of America’s industrial epicentres, is now virtually a city full of rubble.

The GFC really did a number on Detroit, and now the city is a shadow of its former self. Just a few days ago, General Motors—long the lifeblood of the city—cut a further 1300 workers from what’s left of their Detroit factory, and this is far from an isolated incident. One of the few pluses to the now unoccupied factories and industrial spaces in Detroit is that they make some killer spots to skate, with a little imagination. Levis Skateboarding teamed up with Detroit locals to help build a DIY skate spot, in a city who’s councils not building parks in a hurry.