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Can Detroit Mayor Dave Bing successfully lead neighborhood rebuilding?

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said Tuesday that he'll engage experts and the community to develop a strategy in the next 12 to 18 months to strengthen stable neighborhoods,

via www.freep.com

The city of Detroit is suffering mightily with neighborhoods that have deteriorated beyond the point of livability.

There are other neighborhoods that Mayor Dave Bing feels can be stabilized and improved.

Check this Detroit Free Press story about how he's rallying experts and the whole community to get a conversation going about how to make this change happen.

Are there examples of other urban areas that have stopped the process of decay?