A lawyer suggests Detroit as the new Amsterdam with legalized pot and prostitution. This has always seemed like a natural strategy to me, particularly given that Detroit already is heavy (by the standards of places outside of Vegas and Atlantic City) with casinos. It could be a real Vegas for adults, instead of one that just pretends.
Conservatives bashed Mayor Bloomberg's idea for urban homesteading - here's your house and land, fix it up and live in it for a while and it's yours - but it seems like an excellent idea to me as well. Homesteading helped to populate the American West, why not empty blocks in Detroit?